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August 15, 1988 | United Press International
An earthquake registering 6.5 on the Richter scale rocked central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
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April 2, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Wednesday off Chile's northern coast, the second powerful temblor to hit the area in 24 hours. Tsunami warnings initially issued for Chile and Peru were canceled about 45 minutes after the quake hit shortly before midnight local time. No warnings were in place for California, the Pacific Northwest or Hawaii.  Officials said the temblor's epicenter was 12 miles from the port city of Iquique, much closer than Tuesday's 8.2 quake, which was 60 miles away from that city.  At least six died in Tuesday's quake, which caused minor wave action on the California coast that could continue into Thursday.
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NEWS
February 6, 1988 | United Press International
An earthquake registering 6.6 on the Richter scale hit northern Chile Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No damage was reported.
WORLD
April 1, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The fault that triggered a magnitude 8.2 quake off the northern Chilean coast was overdue for a significant earthquake, and an even more powerful temblor could be in store, said Rick Allmendinger, a Cornell University  professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. “This segment in Chile had not broken since 1877,” said Allmendinger, a geology expert who has extensively studied the northern Chilean fault zone. “It had been quiet for an unusually long period of time.” But the 8.2 earthquake, which seismologists said struck about 950 miles north of Chile's capital, Santiago, wasn't powerful enough to release all the friction that had been built up in this zone, where the Nazca plate is sliding underneath the South America plate, Allmendinger said.
NEWS
May 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A strong earthquake struck northern Chile and Argentina, setting off a landslide at a copper mine that killed a miner. The temblor struck at 2:45 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, the Seismological Institute of the University of Chile said. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said the quake's magnitude was 7.0.
NEWS
March 6, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A strong earthquake shook northern Chile early Thursday, shattering windows, triggering small landslides and briefly cutting off electric power and phone service. The government said no injuries were reported from the 40-second temblor at 6:17 a.m. The quake sent many residents into the streets of Antofogasta, a coastal city 850 miles north of the capital of Santiago.
NEWS
August 9, 1987
A strong earthquake rocked northern Chile, killing at least six people and injuring 106 others, police said. The quake triggered landslides that blocked the Pan American Highway. It was felt in Arica, a Pacific port city about 1,200 miles north of Santiago, and in nearby southern Peruvian towns. Officials said among the six killed was a 1-month-old girl whose home collapsed in the fishing village of Camarones, south of Arica.
NEWS
June 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
A powerful earthquake shook southern Peru on Saturday, killing at least 47 people and damaging dozens of homes, churches and buildings, officials said. The quake, with a magnitude measured at up to 7.9, hit Peru at 3:30 p.m. and was felt as far as Bolivia. Twenty-one people were killed in Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city, located about 500 miles southeast of Lima, the capital, said Santiago Montenegro of Peru's Civil Defense Institute.
NEWS
July 31, 1995 | Times Wire Services
Thousands of residents poured into the streets in panic after a powerful earthquake rocked a 1,000-mile stretch of northern Chile early Sunday. At least three people were killed, and 18 were injured. But considering the strength of the 7.8-magnitude quake--centered in the Pacific Ocean 12 miles west of Antofagasta--the casualties were few and damage was minor, police said.
WORLD
April 1, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The fault that triggered a magnitude 8.2 quake off the northern Chilean coast was overdue for a significant earthquake, and an even more powerful temblor could be in store, said Rick Allmendinger, a Cornell University  professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. “This segment in Chile had not broken since 1877,” said Allmendinger, a geology expert who has extensively studied the northern Chilean fault zone. “It had been quiet for an unusually long period of time.” But the 8.2 earthquake, which seismologists said struck about 950 miles north of Chile's capital, Santiago, wasn't powerful enough to release all the friction that had been built up in this zone, where the Nazca plate is sliding underneath the South America plate, Allmendinger said.
WORLD
April 1, 2014 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul
SANTIAGO, Chile - A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile's northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack victim were among five people reported dead from the quake, but authorities had yet to assess widespread damage. Evacuations were ordered in expectation of waves as high as 16 feet along the Pacific coast of Chile, neighboring Peru and elsewhere.
SCIENCE
March 20, 2010 | By Karen Kaplan
When structural engineer Anuj Bansal designs systems for hospitals, university libraries and apartment complexes, seismic safety is a key consideration. But the best way to find out what it takes for a building to withstand a massive earthquake is to analyze the aftermath of an actual event. That's why Bansal, who heads the Los Angeles office of Degenkolb Engineers, traveled to Chile with three colleagues to survey the damage resulting from last month's 8.8 quake that killed 497 people, caused $30 billion in damage and shifted the city of Concepcion 10 feet to the west.
NEWS
June 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
A powerful earthquake shook southern Peru on Saturday, killing at least 47 people and damaging dozens of homes, churches and buildings, officials said. The quake, with a magnitude measured at up to 7.9, hit Peru at 3:30 p.m. and was felt as far as Bolivia. Twenty-one people were killed in Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city, located about 500 miles southeast of Lima, the capital, said Santiago Montenegro of Peru's Civil Defense Institute.
NEWS
May 13, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A strong earthquake struck northern Chile and Argentina, setting off a landslide at a copper mine that killed a miner. The temblor struck at 2:45 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, the Seismological Institute of the University of Chile said. The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said the quake's magnitude was 7.0.
NEWS
July 31, 1995 | Times Wire Services
Thousands of residents poured into the streets in panic after a powerful earthquake rocked a 1,000-mile stretch of northern Chile early Sunday. At least three people were killed, and 18 were injured. But considering the strength of the 7.8-magnitude quake--centered in the Pacific Ocean 12 miles west of Antofagasta--the casualties were few and damage was minor, police said.
NEWS
November 10, 1989 | Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 shook a large area in central Chile early Thursday, including this capital city of 5 million people, authorities said. No damage or injuries were reported, however.
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