The earthquake that hit Chile on February 28, 2010, was one of the most severe earthquakes in recorded history, killing hundreds and devastating Concepción, the second largest city in the country. For earthquake and insurance related facts and statistics specific to Chile, please see below.
There were over 50 severe earthquakes in Chile in the 20th century, according to Axco Information Services. The 10 largest, based on magnitude, are listed below.The chart does not include the February 27, 2010 Chile quake, which had an 8.8 magnitude, and would make the list.
|Year||Location||Magnitude||Fatalities||Damage ($ U.S. millions)||Insured damage ($ U.S. millions)|
|1985||Santiago/Valparaiso and San Antonio||7.6||180||1,200||85.0|
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