Disaster in Chile: Massive Earthquake Devastates A Nation

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February 27, 2010: A massive earthquake hits Chile, causing widespread destruction across the country. More than 1.5 million people have been displaced and more than 700 deaths have been reported. The quake was so large that it tied for the fifth largest in the world since 1900, according to The New York Times. It also created tsunami waves that hit Japan.

Above: On Feb. 28, two men walk in the rubble of Talcahuano, Chile after the magnitude 8.8 earthquake on Saturday.

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February 28, 2010: A Chilean man looks at the earthquake damage in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: Residents go through a store in Talcahuano, Chile in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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February 28, 2010: A building complex severely damaged by the earthquake in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: Residents line up for water in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: A rescuer searches for survivors in rubble of a building in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: Survivors look for supplies in a supermarket in the aftermath of the earthquake in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: The aftermath of huge waves in Dichato, Chile, a town 475 kilometers from Santiago.

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February 28, 2010: Seawater, the result of tsunami waves from the Chilean earthquake, flows into the urban center of Kessenuma, Japan.

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February 28, 2010: A man rides a motorcycle through a sea-covered road in Kessenuma, Japan, the result of tsunami waves that hit the country after the Chilean earthquake.

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February 28, 2010: A survivor gathers belongings in the remnants of a destroyed building in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: Chileans look for belongings amidst rubble in Concepcion, Chile.

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February 28, 2010: Overturned cars on a destroyed highway in Chile.

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February 28, 2010: A fire-fighter assess the earthquake damages in Chile.

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