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Great Chilean Earthquake: Strongest Ever Recorded (1960) Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Great Chilean Earthquake: Strongest Ever Recorded (1960)

Measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, the Great Chilean Earthquake was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. The tsunami it produced sent waves of up to 82 ft (25 m) racing across the Pacific Ocean to Chile, Argentina, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand, and the Aleutian Islands. It is estimated that between 2,000 and 6,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. The tsunami reached Japan how many hours after the initial earthquake? More...
keangal
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 5:58:02 AM

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This would cause much more damage in 2015
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 8:45:19 AM

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The ritual human sacrifice mentioned makes me look at the contemporary world's news and ponder...
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 11:19:40 AM

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penguin wrote:
The ritual human sacrifice mentioned makes me look at the contemporary world's news and ponder...

I wasn't expecting a human sacrifice either! I was thinking about how Inca stone work ruins are supposed to be able to withstand earthquakes, even though they use no mortar, just perfectly fitting stones. Then there's human sacrifice! Eek!
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In the coastal village Collileufu, native Lafkenches carried out a ritual human sacrifice during the days following the main earthquake. Collileufu, located in the Budi Lake area, south of Puerto Saavedra, was in 1960 highly isolated and inhabitants there spoke mainly Mapudungun. The community had gathered in Cerro La Mesa, while the lowlands were struck by successive tsunamis. Juana Namuncura Añen, a local machi, demanded the sacrifice of the grandson of Juan Painecur, a neighbor, in order to calm the earth and the ocean.[21][22] The victim, 5-year-old José Luis Painecur, had his arms and legs severed by Juan Pañán and Juan José Painecur (the victim's grandfather), and was stuck into the sand of the beach like a stake. The waters of the Pacific Ocean then carried the body out to sea. The sacrifice came to be known after a boy in the commune of Nueva Imperial denounced to local leaders the theft of two horses that were allegedly eaten during the sacrifice ritual.[21] The 2 men were charged with the crime of murder and confessed, but later recanted. They were released after 2 years. A judge ruled that those involved had "acted without free will, driven by an irresistible natural force of ancestral tradition." The story was mentioned in a Time magazine article, although with little detail.[23]
striker
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 11:48:05 AM
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both sides of the pacific is a ring of volcanic activtiy
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 4:30:00 PM

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Sad, to say the very least...
Desiree
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 9:51:49 PM
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There is nothing we can do to avoid earthquakes, so people known where is the safest place to stay with a minimun risk. Schools exercise the evacuation of the place in the shortest time to a
place fixed beforehand. Not runnig nor shouting.
I have never heard of ritual human sacrifice nor of Lafkenches natives. Chilean natives are called Araucanos and they don´t make human sacrifices , being Chileans they are accustomed to earthquakes
and know what are they produced. Not for being mentioned in Time magazine is true. Just imagination and ignorance.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:50:07 AM
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It changed the coastline. We're still lousy at predicting these.
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Scary and horrible images.
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