Thank you guys for the concern, I notice some people got worried last night so I asked Xarles t let you guys know I was fine. Thanks agan Xarles!
This is getting ridiculous now, I was about to fall sleep last night and then the 7.8 aftershock happened, I'm currently staying with some family members because we are out of electric power and potable water in my house, this worries me because I've heard of people looting empty houses :/
Potable water looks like the main concern right now, we have a bottled water that we've been drinking for a while now, there's been reports of people loosing their homes by the destruction caused by the main earthquake and aftershocks, but as fas I know there is no official number yet, ceilings have fall from some buildings, ZOFRI, our main shopping mall, and thousands of people income is closed and lose 15 million CLP every day because of it, officially 6 people have died between Iquique and Alto Hospicio, two firemen that were helping others, a woman protecting a baby from a falling wall, two from heart attacks, and one woman who fall from a non specified high place while she was trying moving to a safe zone. Ther might be a seventh one but I'm not sure. People have been shot or attacked while protecting their houses from looters taking advantage of the dark and overall situation.
Most people have been so good about evacuating, staying calm, and staying close to their families when needed while they are in the safe areas... others have decided to leave Iquique and stay with family in Alto Hospicio to avoid the possible waves... but there is a lot of routes that because of landslides have been closed down, and the route to Alto Hospicio is been heavily controlled, letting 10 vehicules to come down to iquique, then 10 vehicules go up to Alto Hospicio, then down to Iquique, and so on.
There is report of 300 scaped inmates while they were being transported to a safe area, but one of them while she was coming back to coplete her time told the tv reporters that this was actually encourage by their police guards after one of the jail's wall fall to the ground and that's why almost 200 of them have been slowly coming back on their own.
Military is in charge of controlling the area so there is no looting among other things... Huara, a small town in the desert closed to Iquique got hit really hard and there is a lot of houses on the ground. Pisagua might have been hit by the increased water. We have tons of small towns in the desert but I don't have enough information so say anything. On 2005 there was a 7.8 earthquake focused on Tarapaca desert, especifically Mamiña, reconstruction it's going on since then.
People have doubled or tripled the price on public transportation, bread, bottled water, everything that's usefull really. And only one supermarket is available right now, so there is a line of at least 2 or 3 hours. Same issue with gasoline, hours of line to get a limited amount of gasoline so people can move around.
But you know what, we are fine, calm, organized and under control. We'll go through it, deal with it and comeback to our daily life.