Magnitude 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake, February 27, 2010

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Magnitude 8.8 Maule, Chile earthquake, February 27, 2010

The earthquake that occurred offshore of Maule, Chile on February 27, 2010 was one of the most powerful of the last 50 years.  The largest earthquake ever recorded was offshore of Valdivia, Chile on 22 May 1960.  It registered a magnitude 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale.

 

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