Since then, we've seen videos documenting the earthquake and its aftermath pouring onto YouTube. News organizations have been covering the tragedy 24/7, and citizens who experienced the epic natural disaster are sharing their experience with the rest of the world through their own videos.
This video taken during the earthquake gives a sense of what it was like to jump out of bed in the dark as your surroundings shook for more than 90 seconds:
And here you can see some of the structural damage caused by the earthquake, as user edielv surveys his neighborhood the next morning:
To upload your own videos of the earthquake in Chile, visit the Google Crisis Response landing page.
For video updates on what's happening in Chile, be sure to check CitizenTube.
Olivia Ma, News & Politics Manager, recently watched "Quake survivors reunited."