Katie Orlinsky

Visual Storyteller & Contributing Photographer
    
El Terremoto
Location: North America
Nationality: American
Biography: Katie Orlinsky was born and raised in New York City and began her career as a photographer thirteen years ago. She has photographed all over the world documenting everything from conflict and social issues to wildlife and sports. For the past... read on
Public Story
El Terremoto
Credits: katie orlinsky
Updated: 12/19/14
Location: Chile

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at 3:34 a.m. on February 27 2010. Only a little over a month after the earthquake in Haiti, the disaster in Chile did not receive the international attention warranted for one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history. The destruction in Chile was unparalleled, wiping entire coastal towns off the map and leaving an estimated 2 million homeless. Mass hysteria spread in affected cities, and for the first time since the dictatorship of Pinochet the Chilean military was ordered into the streets to institute a curfew.

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