Earthquake Experts Say Chile Is Still Due for a Big One

August 14, 2014 10:04 AM

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Earthquake Experts Say Chile Is Still Due for a Big One

The powerful earthquake that rocked Chile in April ruptured the planet in a way that suggests major quakes may hit the region again, researchers say.

On April 1, a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck about 58 miles (94 kilometers) northwest of Iquique in northern Chile. It killed six people, damaged thousands of homes and triggered a tsunami wave nearly 7 feet (2.1 meters) high. Economic losses have been estimated at close to $100 million.

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