Valdivia had been a province of the General Captaincy of Chile and was in 1826 incorporated as one of the eight provinces of Chile. Diego Portales Yicho Wu University of Bristol DRAFT, DO NOT CITE COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED May, 2011 Abstract We investigate the long-term impacts of foetal and early childhood exposure to the massive earthquake that struck Chile in May 1960. The Great Chilean Earthquake or Valdivian Earthquake was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. The tremor triggered a giant tsunami which caused destruction and deaths as far away as Japan, around a day later. It lies at the confluence of the Calle Calle and Cruces rivers, where they flow into the Valdivia River, 11 miles (18 km) from the Pacific Ocean. Valdivia, city, Los Ríos región, southern Chile. The Earthquake which measured about 9.5 in magnitude on the Richter scale affected Valdivia city the most, and thus, it got its name, “Valdivia Earthquake.” The other cities in Chile such as Puerto Montt, Rio Negro, Lebu, Concepcion, Alerce, Valdivia, Rinihue, Totoral, and Villarica, were greatly affected, too. We study adult … Although founded in 1552 and a strategically significant outpost during the colonial era, Valdivia did On February 20, 1835, Valdivia was affected by the worst earthquake in the area in several decades, an event witnessed by Charles Darwin. Long-term economic consequences of the 1960 Chile earthquake Sonia Bhalotra University of Bristol Claudia Sanhueza Univ.

Le tremblement de terre de 1960 à Valdivia (en espagnol: Terremoto de Valdivia) ou le grand tremblement de terre chilien ( Gran terremoto de Chile) le 22 mai 1960 est le tremblement de terre le plus puissant jamais enregistré. The 1960 Valdivia earthquake struck Chile on the afternoon of 22nd May 1960, causing widespread damage with Valdivia being the most affected city.Also known as the Great Chilean earthquake, it was a 9.5 M W earthquake making it the most powerful ever recorded till date. The quake occurred in the early afternoon (19:11 UTC) of May 22, 1960, and had a 9.5 rating on the Moment magnitude scale.The earthquake affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.. Its epicenter was Valdivia, Chile. The 1960 Valdivia Earthquake.