Treating a victim of the Chile earthquake

Treating a victim of the Chile earthquake

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Caption: Treating a victim of the Chile earthquake. Medics using ultrasound to examine a patient who was injured in the large Chile earthquake of 27 February 2010. Ultrasound can help diagnose internal injuries. The medics are treating him in a Russian airborne mobile hospital that landed in Chile following the earthquake. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 8.8, killed over 500 people, and caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure. This hospital is in Puente Alto, on the edge of Santiago, Chile. Photographed on 15 March 2010.

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