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Chileans Use Social Media to Let Loved Ones Know They Are Safe

Chileans Use Social Media to Let Loved Ones Know They Are Safe

Following the deadly earthquake in Chile, many of the country's residents are using Facebook to let their loved ones and their friends know they are okay.

After the 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit the center and north of the country Wednesday, Chileans were using Facebook's Safety Check feature - which sends an "Are you OK?" notification if it looks like the user is near the affected zone. The alert includes a list of friends in the area who are safe and those pending an update. Once the safety status is updated, the user's friends receive a notification and it creates a post for their profile newsfeed.

Read more on NBC News.

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