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The 2010 Chile earthquake (Spanish: Terremoto de Chile de 2010) 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.
It ranks as the sixth largest earthquake ever to be recorded by a seismograph.
It was felt strongly in six Chilean regions (from ValparaÃso in the north to AraucanÃa in the south),
that together make up about 80 percent of the country's population.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the cities experiencing
the strongest shakingâ€”VIII (Destructive) on the Mercalli intensity scale (MM)â€”were ConcepciÃ³n, Arauco and Coronel.
According to Chile's Seismological Service ConcepciÃ³n experienced the strongest shaking at MM IX (Violent).
The earthquake was felt in the capital Santiago at MM VII (Very Strong) or MM VIII.
Tremors were felt in many Argentine cities, including
Buenos Aires, CÃ³rdoba, Mendoza and La Rioja.
Tremors were felt as far north as the city of Ica in southern Peru (approx. 2400 km).
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