Chile Earthquake Measures 8.2; Celebrities Tweet Prayers

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An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale hit the coast of Chile yesterday, killing at least five people and causing untold damage throughout the region.

With the area now on a tsunami alert, many celebrities took to Twitter last night and sent along thoughts and prayers to those affected by the natural disaster...

@MarleeMatlin: For people of Chile and Peru: Por favor, estar a salvo y seguir las instrucciones de evacuaciĆ³n. Be safe and follow evacuation instructions.

@Snooki: My prayers are with Chile right now. Stay safe. #BirthCountry.

@kjothesmartass: Chile is in big trouble. 8.5 earthquake, tsunami expected. Please consider donating to the Red Cross.

@mybrandonboyd: Hoping you're all ok in Chile after the quake. Sending Love.

@H_Combs: Prayers for Chile.

@bexmader: Sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone in Chile. Stay safe.

@TheRealCamilleG: Keep the people of Peru in your prayers. #EarthquakeChile.

@JujuChangABC: my sister & family in #tsunami warning area #galapagos hearing sirens & evacuated into hot, windowless room on 5th fl w/ 2 hrs to go to wave.

Visit the official Red Cross website to learn how you can donate to help the victims at the center of this tragic event.

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