The 2010 Maule, Chile earthquake (Mw8.8) produced many strong motion records.

Chile is highly vulnerable to earthquakes as it is situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", on the edge of the Pacific and South American plates. As of May 2010, the number of con-firmed deaths stood at 521, with 56 persons still missing (Ministry of In- terior, 2010).

Chile Earthquake Pictures: The Aftermath Days after one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded, more than 700 people have died and survivors are left without food or running water. The 2010 Chile earthquake (Spanish: Terremoto del 27F) occurred off the coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale, with intense shaking lasting for about three minutes. Barns and industrial structures were destroyed by the quake. 2010 Earthquake in Chile by Claudio Nunez. A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 has struck central Chile, killing at least 85 people and triggering a tsunami. Length of fault line rupture The rocks ruptured along the fault line for about 695 km (430 miles). The 2010 Cauquenes earthquake was an earthquake that happened off the coast of Maule region of Chile, near Cauquenes, on February 27, 2010, at 3:34 local time (6:34 UTC).It is said to have lasted between ten and thirty seconds. As of May 2010, the number of con-firmed deaths stood at 521, with 56 persons still missing (Ministry of In- terior, 2010).

It occurred on the subduction zone plate boundary at the Peru - Chile Trench where the oceanic Nazca Plate subducts beneath the continental South American Plate. Earthquake Assignment-Chile 2010: By-Donita Drage Earthquake Assignment-Chile 2010 Earthquake causes Impacts Earthquake Mitigation Social Impacts-Death Toll. The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the Maule coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 03:34 local time, having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale, with intense shaking lasting for nearly four minutes. Fault line ruptured. At first, its magnitude was reported to be between 8.3 and 8.5 on the Moment magnitude scale, but this was later corrected upwards, to be at 8.8 of that scale. Together, the earthquake and tsunami were responsible for more than 500 deaths. The earthquake that struck Chile destroyed farms, killing numerous livestock and people. Chile earthquake of 2010, severe earthquake that occurred on February 27, 2010, off the coast of south-central Chile, causing widespread damage on land and initiating a tsunami that devastated some coastal areas of the country. The rocks moved 9 m (30 feet) during the earthquake. Effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Chile, 27th February 2010, told in first person, from the epicentre, focusing on the fishing industry. Chile earthquake of 2010 - Chile earthquake of 2010 - Reconstruction: The Chilean army dispatched more than 10,000 troops to the devastated areas around the epicentre to direct recovery operations and keep the peace the day after the quake. The Mw 8.8 Chile Earthquake of February 27, 2010 mated to have experienced intensity VII or stronger shaking, about 72% of the total population of the country, including five of Chile’s ten largest cities (USGS PAGER).

Buy E-book $84.00 Add to cart Buy E-book Checkout Buy Print Book Abstract. On February 27, 2010, an earthquake off the coast of Chile registered a magnitude of 8.8, making it the largest in Chile since 1960.