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Great Chilean Earthquake

On May 22, 1960, an earthquake, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale (9.5 MW, 8.6 MS) affected Southern Chile. It had its epicenter in Valdivia approx. 2000 km south of Santiago. The earthquake caused a tsunami which ran through the Pacific Ocean and devastated Hilo, Hawaii, 10000km from the epicenter. The total number of casualties from the earthquake was estimated to be up to 3000.

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