Chile Earthquake

A devastating earthquake struck Chile early Saturday Feb. 27, 2010, toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth. A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean – roughly a quarter of the globe. The quake hit 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city.

Chile Earthquake

(AP Photo/David Lillo)

 

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