Is Chile’s magnitude-8.8 quake the largest that seismologists have ever recorded?

No, but the largest earthquake ever recorded hit the exact same area (central Chile) fifty years ago, on May 22, 1960. It was a magnitude 9.5 earthquake, and here’s how that one was reported in the United States:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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