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 A Soldier Patrols Talcahuano, Chile, after the 2010 Earthquake

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A Soldier Patrols Talcahuano, Chile, after the 2010 Earthquake

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On February 27, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 struck off the coast of Chile. More than 700 deaths were confirmed. A tsunami watch was in effect for the Pacific Basin, and the United States issued a tsunami advisory for coastal areas of Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

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