A destroyed building after 2010 Chile earthquake

A destroyed building after 2010 Chile earthquake

A destroyed building in Concepción, Chile after the 2010 Chile earthquake.

2010 Maule Earthquake, also known as the 2010 Chile earthquake was occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC) about 3 km (1.9 miles) off the coast of Pelluhue commune in the Maule Region, Chile. The intense shaking lasted for about three minutes. Several coastal towns in south-central Chile were devastated by the tsunami triggeered by the earthquake. The tsunami also damaged the port at Talcahuano.

Buildings collapsed in many cities, including the capital, Santiago, causing many deaths. The authorities announced the final death toll of 525 victims and 25 people missing in January 2011.

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