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Chile declares state of emergency after quake

Friday, September 18th, 2015 4:13am MDT

Santiago (dpa) – The Chilean government declared a state of emergency in a central region Thursday after a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 11 people and caused widespread disruption. President Michelle Bachelet declared the state of emergency for the region around the port city of Coquimbo, near the epicentre of the quake which struck late Wednesday, daily […]

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Chile earthquake shortened the days, shifted the Earth’s axis

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 7:08am MDT

NASA scientists have determined that the massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday has shortened our days and shifted the Earth’s axis. Officials said that the effects of the event while not unusual are a testament to the power of the temblor. Richard Gross, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), […]

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Widespread devastation in Chile as rescuers struggle to reach earthquake survivors

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 10:19am MDT

Buildings lie in heaps of rubble, highway overpasses collapsed and large crevices opened in the earth following a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile yesterday. Aftershocks continue to rock the nation while rescuers try to reach an untold number lying buried in the remnants of towns and cities. Yesterday’s earthquake struck the […]

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Smoke and haze spotted by NASA satellite over Santiago, Chile

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 6:11am MDT

A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile this morning crumbling buildings, destroying bridges and causing an unknown number of deaths. The temblor struck near where the largest earthquake on history was recorded in 1960 and ties as the fifth largest since 1900. The quake has caused tsunami warnings to be issued for most of the […]

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Massive earthquake strikes Chile, hundreds dead; Tsunami warning for Hawaii

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 12:24pm MDT

One of the largest earthquakes since 1900 struck off the coast of Chile early Saturday morning prompting tsunami warnings, collapsing buildings and claiming an unknown number of lives. The magnitude 8.8 temblor struck at 3:34am local time (06:34 UTC) and has been followed by more than 50 significant aftershocks. At the current time, many eyes […]

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