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The magnitude-8.8 earthquake that struck Chile on Feb. 27 might have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, NASA scientists said.
Chile has increased to 14,000 the number of troops dispatched to patrol areas devastated by a massive earthquake, President Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.
Earthquake Details

Magnitude 8.8


Date-Time Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 03:34:14 AM at epicenter


Location 35.846°S, 72.719°W


Region OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE


Distances 100 km (60 miles) NNW of Chillan, Chile 325 km (200 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile


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