Chile 1960 earthquake emergency response
A sudden breaking in the rocks along a roughly —mile —1,km stretch of the Nazca Plate caused the earthquakewhich has been generally agreed to have had a magnitude of 9. There was a problem with your submission. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice. Originating off the coast of southern Chile on May 22,the temblor caused substantial damage and loss of life both in that country and—as a result of the tsunamis that it generated—in distant Pacific coastal areas. Start Your Free Trial Today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a relatively small amount of American aid when Clinton visits Chile on Tuesday during her previously scheduled tour of Latin America this week. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. The first was the collapse of older, pre buildings, many of which were further damaged because they were constructed too close to one another.