1960 Valdivia yirdquauk

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1960 Valdivia yirdquauk
1960 Valdivia earthquake.jpg
DateMay 22, 1960 (1960-05-22)[1]
15:11:14[2]
Duration11 – 13 minutes - 1000km(+ plus) est ruptur[3]
Magnitude9.6[3]
Depth33 km
EpicentreLumaco, Chile
38°14′06″S 73°02′49″W / 38.235°S 73.047°W / -38.235; -73.047Coordinates: 38°14′06″S 73°02′49″W / 38.235°S 73.047°W / -38.235; -73.047[1]
Auries affectitChile, Argentinae, Unitit States, Japan, Philippines
TsunamiYes
ForeshocksYes 8.6 & 8.1 highest
EftershocksYes
Casualties2,230 – 6,000[3]

The 1960 Valdivia yirdquauk (Spaingie: Terremoto de Valdivia) or Great Chilean yirdquauk (Gran terremoto de Chile) o Sunday, 22 Mey 1960 wis the maist pouerfu yirdquauk ever recordit, ratin 9.6 on the moment magnitude scale. It occurred in the efternuin (19:11 GMT, 15:11 local time), an lasted approximately 10 minutes. The resultin tsunami affectit soothren Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastren New Zealand, sootheast Australie, an the Aleutian Islands.

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  1. a b "ShakeMap Atlas". Earthquake.usgs.gov. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 11 Juin 2012.
  2. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1960_05_22_articles.php
  3. a b c "Emergency & Disasters Data Base". Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). Archived frae the original on 21 Juin 2007. Retrieved 9 Januar 2007. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)