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Earthquake and tsunami in Chile

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Type of Event:
Earthquake and Tsunami
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of WFP, UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNEP/OCHA, CONAE, German Foreign Office Operation Center
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Description of the event

A massive magnitude-8.3 earthquake, followed by a tsunami, struck near Concepcion, Chile, early on Saturday 27 February 2010. Damage has been reported as far north as Santiago. The tsunami has caused serious damage: at least 3 km of coast line of Juan Fernandez archipelago have been completely wiped out by multiple waves that have now receded.