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24/01/1939 1939 Chillán earthquake

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Earthquake In Chile (1939)

Chillán earthquake occurred half an hour before midnight in south-central Chile and with a surface wave magnitude of 8.3 and a death toll of around 28,000, compared to the 2,231 – 6,000 of the Great Chilean earthquake of 1960, it is the single deadliest earthquake in Chile.