The northern coast of Chile was hit hard on April 1 by a massive earthquake that triggered landslides and a tsunami, killed at least five people, and caused millions more to evacuate the area on foot. As the natural disaster ripped through the South American country, celebrities from all over sent their prayers and thoughts to the people affected.
A massive 8.2 earthquake hit just off the coast of Chile at 8:46 p.m. on April 1, and it didn’t take long for chaos to ensue. Several landslides were triggered, tsunami waves of six to seven feet set off evacuation warnings all up the country’s coast, and five people were tragically killed — two suffered heart attacks, while three were crushed, according to CNN. Now the whole world’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Chile — that includes Hollywood, as celebs from Nicole Polizzi, who was born in Chile, to Jared Leto tweeted their emotional reactions.
8.2 Earthquake Hits Chile: Snooki & More Stars Send Prayers
Almost immediately after news broke about the earthquake, celebs took to Twitter to send their prayers, love and concern:
My prayers are with Chile right now. Stay safe ❤️ #BirthCountry 🙏
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) April 2, 2014
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) April 2, 2014
Mis ORACIONES estan con el pueblo de CHILE… 🙏🙏🙏 — Juan Pablo Galavis™ (@JuanPaGalavis) April 2, 2014
Sending prayers to chile as huuuuge earthquake hits..preparing for Tsunami,I believe it was 8.1
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) April 2, 2014
Wow @earthquakeBot shows an 8.0 quake in Chile followed by dozens of aftershocks in the 5.0 to 6.2 range. This has been going on for hours.
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) April 2, 2014
For people of Chile and Peru: Por favor, estar a salvo y seguir las instrucciones de evacuación. Be safe and follow evacuation instructions. — Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) April 2, 2014
Thoughts are with #Chile…
— Matthew Koma (@MatthewKoma) April 2, 2014
Hoping you’re all ok in Chile after the quake. Sending Love
— Brandon Boyd (@mybrandonboyd) April 2, 2014
Chile is in big trouble. 8.5 earthquake, tsunami expected. Please consider donating to the Red Cross — kristen johnston (@kjothesmartass) April 2, 2014
Prayers for Chile.
— Holly Marie Combs (@H_Combs) April 2, 2014
Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Chile. Stay safe!💚💚💚
— Rebecca Mader (@bexmader) April 2, 2014
Prayers for those in Chile after this earthquake… it was a big one!! The news is reporting an 8.2 — Bebe Buell (@BebeBuellBand) April 2, 2014
God bless those who have been caught in the chile earthquake! So Sad 😞 RIP the victims who have passed… — Imogen Thomas (@Imogen_Thomas) April 2, 2014
What a terrifying event — and such a tragedy for the entire country of Chile. But if this outpouring of support from Hollywood shows anything, it’s that celebrities will be vocal and essential in helping the South American country recover from this horrific natural disaster.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chile during this scary time as well.
– Andrew Gruttadaro