At ThereLive.com Jotman tracks bloggers' firsthand reports of disasters, coups, wars, and other historic events. Whenever I come across particularly notable there-live blogger account, I try to mention it on this blog.
Today I came across an outstanding "there live" account of the Chile earthquake by Matt Suggett, an American living in Santiago. Matt has posted a harrowing account of the earthquake itself plus an informative account of the aftershocks. If this is what a person in relatively unscathed Chilean capital has gone through, one can scarcely imagine what it must be like for those living a hundred kilometers to the south..
Matt speculates that two million newly homeless people may try to make their way to Santiago: "They've got to go somewhere."