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Quake Rocks Chile

Magnitude-8.8 earthquake topples buildings, cuts power and kills dozens; strong aftershocks follow.

Chile Aftermath

March 7: Soldiers wear masks while on patrol near a school in Talcahuano, Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

March 7: Marcela, 21, breast feeds her one-year-old daughter, Ambar, outside their earthquake-damaged home in Talcahuano, Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

March 7: A man repairs his home in Talcahuano, Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

March 7: Girls play near a boat in the middle of a street in Talcahuano, Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

March 5: Residents of the Pedro del Rio neighborhood take water from a fire hydrant in Concepcion, Chile. Several areas of the city remain without running water after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile's central coastal region last Feb. 27.

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Chile Aftermath

March 5: People sleep in front of their damaged home in Concepcion, Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

 March 4: Boats lay among damaged homes in Dichato, Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

March 4: Soldiers load donated food boxes onto helicopters at the airport in Concepcion , Chile.

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Chile Aftermath

March 3: A Chilean flag is seen among damage caused by an earthquake in Llico, Chile.

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Chile Recovery

March 2: An airport worker talks on the phone as people wait for news on canceled flights to Chile at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro. 

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday, causing widespread damage. 

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Chile Recovery

March 2: Residents stand on makeshift shelters in Constitucion, Chile.

Residents said they were organizing groups to defend their properties from robbers and looters. The governor of the region, Jaime Tohá, said that 55 people were arrested on Sunday night for violating the curfew after looters raided almost every market in the city. 

Some residents rifled through abandoned supermarkets for basic supplies while others took advantage of the crisis to rob banks and empty stores of luxury goods.

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Chile Recovery

March 1: A painting of Jesus Christ hangs from a damaged house in Iloca, Chile. 

Assessments of damage to Chile's economy are in the early stages. The copper industry was spared, while Concha y Toro, Chile's biggest winemaker, said that the quake has forced it to halt production for at least a week while it assesses damage.

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Chile in Ruins

March 1: A man peers out from his home destroyed by waves generated by a major earthquake in Iloca. 

Chile's government scrambled on Monday to provide aid to thousands of homeless people in coastal towns devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunamis, as 10,000 troops patrolled to quell looting.

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Chile in Ruins

March 1: A worker picks up debris from a local circus that was destroyed by the waves generated by a major earthquake in Iloca. 

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 28: People walk in a area, damaged by an earthquake, in Pelluhue, about 200 miles southwest of Santiago. A 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Chile early Saturday.

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Chile in Ruins

Feb. 28: A man holds up a Chilean flag in a flooded area after an earthquake in Pelluhue, about 200 miles southwest of Santiago.

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Quake Aftermath

 Feb. 28: A flooded area is seen after an earthquake in Pelluhue, about 200 miles southwest of Santiago.

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Earthquake Aftermath

Feb. 27: Rescue workers pull a man from the debris of a collapsed building after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile.

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Surveying the Damage

 Feb. 27: People examine rubble after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Chile. 

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: A resident works in a pile of debris after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked central Chile.

Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: A resident pushes his bike past debris from collapsed and damaged buildings after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile.

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: Residents look at a collapsed building in Concepcion, Chile after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile. The epicenter was 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: An overturned vehicle sits amidst rubble of a collapsed elevated highway in Santiago.

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: A resident sits next to a destroyed building in downtown Talca, Chile.

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: A resident walks past a destroyed car on a street of Talca, Chile after an 8.8-magnitude struck central Chile. 

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Chile Earthquake

Feb. 27: A resident looks at a destroyed building in downtown Talca, Chile.

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Homes Now Rubble

Feb. 27: A woman sits in front a quake-damaged house in Talca, Chile, after a 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country.

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Refuge Among Rubble

Feb. 27: A woman sits in front a quake-damaged house in Talca, Chile, after a 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country.

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Cars Overturned

 Feb. 27: Vehicles that were driving along a highway that collapsed during the earthquake near Santiago are seen overturned on the asphalt after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. 

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Chile Quake

 February 27: People gather on a street of downtown Santiago after an earthquake. A powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile on Saturday killed at least 64 people, the interior minister said.

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Chile Quake

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Twitter Evacuate Sign

Photo shared on Twitter by #paulogustavo. The photo reportedly shows an evacuation sign. #paulogustavo tweets that Chile is prepared for catastrophe after multiple earthquake struck Viña del Mar in 1983.

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Twitter Chile

Photo shared on Twitter by #terremotochile.   The photo reportedly shows a destroyed car outside a collapsed arts building.

Twitter Chile

Photo shared on Twitter by #terremotochile. The photo reportedly shows a destroyed arts building.

Chile Quake

 February 27: People gather on the street after an earthquake in Santiago. A powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile on Saturday killed at least 64 people, the interior minister said.

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Chile Quake

February 27: A municipal worker clears rubble from a street in downtown Santiago after an earthquake. A powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile on Saturday killed at least 64 people, the interior minister said. 

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Chile Quake

 February 27: A man clears rubble after an earthquake in downtown Santiago. A powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile on Saturday killed at least 64 people, the interior minister said. 

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Chile Quake

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Chile Earthquake

This image provided by TVN shows a building totally engulfed in flames Concepcion Chile following the earthquake early Saturday.

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Chile Earthquake

In this image provided by TVN a crushed car can be seen in a parking garage in Concepcion Chile following the earthquake early Saturday morning.

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Chile Earthquake

A person looks through the rubble on the second floor of a building in central Santiago, Chile following an earthquake.

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Chile Earthquake

In this image provided by TVN a crushed car can be seen in a parking garage in Concepcion Chile following the earthquake early Saturday morning.

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Chile Earthquake

This image from TVN rubble can be seen outside the Basillica in Santiago Chile following the earthquake that struck early Saturday.

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Chile Earthquake

In this image from Chile TV people stand outside a multi-story structure in Concepcion Chile after the earthquake struck early Saturday moning Feb. 27, 2010. 

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Chile Earthquake

Residents walk by debris after 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday in Santiago de Chile early Saturday.

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Chile Earthquake

Chile residents are seen outside their house in Santiago early Saturday.

Chile Earthquake

Residents walk debris and a broken branch in Santiago early Saturday.

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday. The quake hit 200 miles  southwest of the capital and the epicenter was just 70 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.

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Chile Earthquake

Residents walk debris and a broken branch are seen outside their house in Santiago early Saturday Feb. 27.

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Chile Earthquake

Residents sit in a main square downtown Santiago early Saturday after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile. 

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Chile Earthquake

Map locates Santiago, Chile, where an earthquake has struck.

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Quake Rocks Chile

Magnitude-8.8 earthquake topples buildings, cuts power and kills dozens; strong aftershocks follow.

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