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The Chilean earthquake of May 22, 1960, known also as the 1960 Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean earthquake, lasted about 10 minutes. However, it was preceded by a foreshock sequence that began on May 21. The aftersho...

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The 1960 earthquake in Chile caused approximately 1,655 deaths. Tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused 61 deaths in Hawaii, 138 deaths in Japan and a report of 32 dead or missing in the Philippines.

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The surface of the earth is called the crust, and it is made up of plates, called tectonic plates, that move. Earthquakes happen when these plates bump, scrape or drag against each other.

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As of 2015, the largest recorded earthquake in world history occurred in 1960 in Valdivia, Chile, measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale; the second largest occurred in 1964 in Alaska, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale; and...

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The largest recorded earthquake occurred in Chile in 1960. Measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale, it killed or injured 5,000 people, left 2 million homeless and damaged coasts along the Pacific Ocean. It may also have led t...

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Seismic waves are released during an earthquake. The three types of seismic waves generated in an earthquake are the primary wave, the secondary wave and the surface wave.

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Damage from an earthquake can be broadly classified into three types: physical, structural and emotional. The severity of the damage varies in relation to the earthquake's magnitude, type of ground material and distance ...

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