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Historic Earthquakes Chile 1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC Magnitude 9.5 The Largest Earthquake in the World Articles N.B.: The magnitude for this earthquake has been recalculated since the following articles were written. Magnitude 9.5 is a better determination of the size of this earthquake. More than 2,000 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damge in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Phillippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States. Abridged from United States Earthquakes 1960, by H. Carroll Talley, Jr. and William K. Cloud. U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodectic Survey. Near coast of Chile. Magnitude 8.3. More than 2,000 killed, 3,000 injured and $550 million damage in Chile; seismic sea wave caused 56 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; $500 thousand damage to west coast of the United States. From ISC Bulletin, The International Seismological Summary. The following table lists particulars reported by the Survey for the larger shocks of the series of destructive earthquakes in central and southern Chile which began on May 21 and which is still continuing as of this writing in mid-August. The first large shock of the series, on May 21, 1960 at 10h02m50s, caused many casualties and extensive property damage at Concepcion and surrounding area. The ensuing series of earthquakes and accompanying seismic sea waves caused many casualties and extensive property damage along the central Chile coast between latitudes 36 deg S and 44 deg S. Late press reports estimate that the casualties range from 6,000 to 10,000 persons dead or missing. The main shock (May 22, 1960, 19h11m20s GCT) set up a series of seismic sea waves that not only was

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