Chilean officials estimating the damage of Chile's earthquake say that as of Tuesday, 796 people have died, roughly 2 million people have been affected and 500,000 homes have been damaged.
The financial toll is still too early to measure, President Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.
We are more focused right now in doing all the emergency, the short-term, I would say, initiatives that people need to assure food, water, electricity, and of course, public order, she said at a brief conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
She said the government was sending experts such as engineers and architects to evaluate what kind of damage took place to decide if repairs or rebuilding was needed.
Bachelet said she didn't have exact financial figures about the cost to fix damage.
Clinton - who arrived in Chile to assess the nation's post-quake needs as part of a larger Latin American trip - brought with her 25 satellite phones and promised to donate up to 61. She also said the U.S. would be sending equipment for water purification, mobile hospitals, medical equipment, electricity generators and even portable bridges.