A group of UNCW students are currently studying in Chile. According to the university, they're all okay and accounted for.
Kat Chorman made a lot of friends when she spent last summer in Chile. Now she's been trying to get in touch with them to make sure they're alright. "I'm definitely worried about my friends over there. I hope that they're doing fine", says Chorman.
We also talked to her tour guide, Philippe Becquet, on Skype. He works at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, the university where Chorman studied, about eight hours from the heart of the earthquake. Becquet was driving home from work when it hit.
"All the electricity, cables started to explode and all the cables going down to the streets. The lights all went down too. The people all started to scream and everything. It was a lot of hard feeling. In my city in the Scale's Richter, it was a 7.4. In the south, it was an 8.8."
Becquet says he just had his first shower in three days. "I have water again, gas, electricity, cell phone connection. now it's normal. but in the south of Chile, they have nothing."
Becquet says things are returning to normal where he is, but Concepción, where the earthquake hit, is in bad shape.