Thank you for your feedback. Two earthquakes, magnitude 6. Other recent earthquakes have caused more damage and loss of life, however.
View More. It is subducting under that is, being forced under the South American plate. Aftershocks were recorded for a full 30 days after the main tremor. Our editors will review what you've submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we'll add it to the article. Sign up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox. Plate tectonics. In order that Indians would not learn of his death, and thus disprove de...Scary EARTHQUAKE Footage Compilation From Around The World
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Tsunami Monitoring Technology Hits the Mark in Chile An international tsunami monitoring system worked perfectly in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake in Chile, reducing the potential for panic.
Cold War. Thanks to ample preparation, many Chileans reacted calmly as police, military and firemen flooded the streets immediately after the 8. All rights reserved.
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In an attempt to consolidate his own power and ease political and ethnic tensions in the Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev dismisses the Communist Party leaders in those two republics. Tsunami , Japanese: Chile earthquake of 1960. It wasn't guaranteed that tsunami waves will reach Hawaii, but tsunami specialists said they could arrive in the middle of the night.
It turned out to be only a foreshock, however, to one of the most powerful tremors ever recorded.