Chile restores services after quake

Iquique - Chile says water, fuel, electricity and other essential services are being re-established three days after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks that have rattled the country's far northern regions.

But pockets of poor people living in substandard housing are still suffering the brunt of the disaster.

A view of a shelter outdoors at Alto Hospicio commune after a series of aftershocks in the northern port of Iquique. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado. Credit: REUTERS

The government also issued a three-month health alert on Friday for the quake-hit regions. It grants officials more resources to avoid the spread of infectious diseases caused by trash and contaminated water from rotting fish in port cities.