Santiago before the quake. Photo: Julie Schwietert

An earthquake registering 8.8 struck Chile this weekend.

Senior editor David Miller felt the quake all the way down in Argentinean Patagonia, in El Bolson.

Matador members Eileen Smith, who lives in Santiago (but is currently biking around New Zealand), and Craig and Linda Martin, who are traveling in Chile, have all checked in and let us know they’re okay. Friend of Matador, Roberto Parra, also posted a note on Facebook saying he’s okay.

We have lots of Matador members and friends in Chile, though, and we want to hear from you. If you’re anywhere in the Southern Cone, leave a message and let us know you’re ok. And if there’s any help Matador can provide, please let us know what we can do.

Peace.