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Más sentido pésame a las víctimas del terremoto de Chile

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami. Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine. At least 6 people were killed, President Michele Bachelet said.

Tsunami Chile

The quake hit at 3:34 a.m. (0634 GMT; 1:34 a.m. EST) and was centered 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers) the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river, and 60 miles from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake

 

Mi más sentido pésame y oraciones están con alto los afectados por el terremoto de Chile. Es un día triste una vez más, justo después del terremoto de Haití, donde las personas inocentes tendrán que pasar por la angustia y el dolor

De mayo a las víctimas de este desastre natural recuperarse de sus heridas y dolores a reconstruir sus vidas.

Paz!!

Chile Earthquake

The May 22, 1960 Chilean Earthquake

The May 22, 1960 earthquake occurred at 19:11 GMT, off the coast of South Central Chile. Its surface-wave magnitude was 8.6. The Moment Magnitude (a better measure of the earthquake’s energy release)was estimated at 9.5. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 39.5° South, 74.5° West, and the focal depth was 33 kms (20.5 miles).

Earthquake Effects in Chile

A number of large foreshocks proceeded the main earthquake by about 30 minutes. The large foreshocks served as a warning and some lives were saved as many people had evacuated buildings and had taken to the safety of open space.

The earthquake was extremely destructive in Chile, particularly along the coastal area extending from Concepcion to the south end of Isla Chiloe. There was extensive damage and loss of life at Concepcion, Chile’s top industrial city. Near the city of Valdivia, the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks generated landslides which killed 18 people. At the port city of Valparaiso, a city of 200,000, numerous buildings collapsed.

Estimates of Fatalities and Property Damage: The number of fatalities associated with both the tsunami and the earthquake was never established accurately for the region. Estimates of fatalities ranged between 490 to 2,290, with no distinction as to how many of the deaths were caused by the earthquake and how many were caused by the tsunami waves. However, it is believed that most of the deaths were caused by the tsunami, while most of the property damage may have been caused by the earthquake.

A total of 130,000 houses were destroyed – one in every three in the earthquake zone. Total damage losses, including to agriculture and to industry, were estimated to be over a half billion dollars (1960 dollars).

Historic Earthquakes

Chile

1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC

Magnitude 9.5

The Largest Earthquake in the World

Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States.

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Más sentido pésame a las víctimas del terremoto de Chile

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami. Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine. At least 6 people were killed, President Michele Bachelet said.

The quake hit at 3:34 a.m. (0634 GMT; 1:34 a.m. EST) and was centered 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers) the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river, and 60 miles from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake

 

Mi más sentido pésame y oraciones están con alto los afectados por el terremoto de Chile. Es un día triste una vez más, justo después del terremoto de Haití, donde las personas inocentes tendrán que pasar por la angustia y el dolor

De mayo a las víctimas de este desastre natural recuperarse de sus heridas y dolores a reconstruir sus vidas.

Paz!!

Chile Earthquake

The May 22, 1960 Chilean Earthquake

The May 22, 1960 earthquake occurred at 19:11 GMT, off the coast of South Central Chile. Its surface-wave magnitude was 8.6. The Moment Magnitude (a better measure of the earthquake’s energy release)was estimated at 9.5. The epicenter of the earthquake was at 39.5° South, 74.5° West, and the focal depth was 33 kms (20.5 miles).

Earthquake Effects in Chile

A number of large foreshocks proceeded the main earthquake by about 30 minutes. The large foreshocks served as a warning and some lives were saved as many people had evacuated buildings and had taken to the safety of open space.

The earthquake was extremely destructive in Chile, particularly along the coastal area extending from Concepcion to the south end of Isla Chiloe. There was extensive damage and loss of life at Concepcion, Chile’s top industrial city. Near the city of Valdivia, the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks generated landslides which killed 18 people. At the port city of Valparaiso, a city of 200,000, numerous buildings collapsed.

Estimates of Fatalities and Property Damage: The number of fatalities associated with both the tsunami and the earthquake was never established accurately for the region. Estimates of fatalities ranged between 490 to 2,290, with no distinction as to how many of the deaths were caused by the earthquake and how many were caused by the tsunami waves. However, it is believed that most of the deaths were caused by the tsunami, while most of the property damage may have been caused by the earthquake.

A total of 130,000 houses were destroyed – one in every three in the earthquake zone. Total damage losses, including to agriculture and to industry, were estimated to be over a half billion dollars (1960 dollars).

Historic Earthquakes

Chile
1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC

Magnitude 9.5

The Largest Earthquake in the World

Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States.

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  1. Chile Earthquake: Massive 8.8 quake spawns Tsunami warning in Chile!
  2. Japan 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits the shore of Okinawa; tsunami alert issued
  3. 8.5 earthquake ravages Chile
  4. 8.3 magnitude- A powerful earthquake rocks Chile
  5. 7.3 earthquake at Japan’s Ryukyu Islands give rise to Tsunami threat!

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