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Chilean quake and aftershocks
The magnitude-8.8 earthquake that hit central Chile on Feb. 27 was among the most powerful ever recorded, killing several hundred people.
The quake destroyed buildings, bridges and roads in many areas and spawned powerful tsunami waves that wiped away entire fishing villages.
Finance Minister Felipe Larrain has estimated total damage to be in a range of $20 billion to $30 billion.