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A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred at 14:55:30 (UTC) on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in the Libertador O'Higgins region, Chile, 85 km West of Rancagua, at a depth of 44.4 km.

Locationá 34.287░S, 71.657░W

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The Chilean navy has issued a tsunami alert after the strong tremor.

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A strong magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred at 14:39:48 (UTC) on Thursday, March 11, 2010, in the Libertador O'Higgins region, Chile, 110 km West of Rancagua, at a depth of 35 km.

Locationá 34.290░S, 71.950░W

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May 22, 2010, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1960 magnitude-9.5 Chilean earthquake, which was the largest earthquake worldwide in the last 200 years or more. But, for Hawaii residents, this great earthquake is rarely far from memory, due to the destructive tsunami it triggered, which killed 61 people in Hawaii and 122 in Japan.
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Chile has sacked the head of its oceanographic service following the earthquake and tsunami that killed about 800 people.
The service, part of the Chilean navy, has been widely criticised for failing to issue a nationwide tsunami warning immediately after the quake.

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A strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred at 11:47:10 (UTC) on Thursday, March 05, 2010, offshore of the Bio-Bio region, Chile, 35 km North of Concepcion, at a depth of 35 km.

Locationá 36.513░S, 73.116░W

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A strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 22:39:25 (UTC) on Thursday, March 04, 2010, offshore of the Antofagasta region, Chile, 65 km ENE of Calama, at a depth of 105.1 km.

Locationá 22.330░S, 68.340░W

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A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 01:59:50 (UTC) on Thursday, March 04, 2010, offshore of the Valparaiso region, Chile, 45 km WSW of Valparaiso, at a depth of 34.4 km.

Location 33.154░S, 72.064░W


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A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 17:44:34 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 03, 2010, in the Maule region, Chile, 84 km WSW from Talca, at a depth of 33 km.

Location 35.750░S, 72.530░W

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A strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred at 17:44:28 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 03, 2010, offshore of the Bio-Bio region, Chile, 39 km NNW from Concepcion, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 36.498░S, 73.184░W

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