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Earthquake in Chile moved city 9 feet

The earthquake of magnitude 8.8 that struck Chile on 27 February visited the city of Concepción for more than three meters to the west, scientists revealed on Monday (8).

Preliminary measurements obtained from global positioning stations show that Concepcion, the second city of Chile, moved 3.04 meters (around 10′) to the west by the tremor.

Santiago, the Chilean capital, moved 27.7 centimeters (11″) to the west, according to measurements made by Chilean and American experts and published by Ohio State University.

The earthquake in Chile moved to the city of Buenos Aires, by 4 inches to the west, and was felt in the Falkland Islands in the Atlantic.

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Source: G1

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