The earthquake that struck near Valdivia, Chile, in 1960 was the most powerful temblor in recorded history. The quake left about 2 million people homeless.
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to change or modify something to fit with something else.
generally or near an exact figure.
large settlement with a high population density.
edge of land along the sea or other large body of water.
the sudden shaking of Earth's crust caused by the release of energy along fault lines or from volcanic activity.
having to do with money.
increase in the price of goods and services.
intensity of an earthquake, represented by numbers on a scale.
very large or heavy.
human settlement larger than a village and smaller than a city.
to cause or begin a chain of events.
ocean waves triggered by an earthquake, volcano, or other movement of the ocean floor.