1960 Valdivia yirdquauk

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1960 Valdivia yirdquauk
1960 Valdivia earthquake.jpg
Date May 22, 1960 (1960-05-22)[1]
15:11:14[2]
Duration 11 – 13 minutes - 1000km(+ plus) est ruptur[3]
Magnitude 9.6[3]
Depth 33 km
Epicentre Lumaco, 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 affectit Chile, Argentinae, Unitit States, Japan, Philippines
Tsunami Yes
Foreshocks Yes 8.6 & 8.1 highest
Eftershocks Yes
Casualties 2,230 – 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. 1.0 1.1 "ShakeMap Atlas". Earthquake.usgs.gov. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  2. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1960_05_22_articles.php
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Emergency & Disasters Data Base". Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). Archived frae the oreeginal on 21 June 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2007.