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1985 Algarrobo earthquake
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Magnitude 8.0 Mw
Depth 33 kilometres (21 mi)
Epicenter Algarrobo
Areas affected Chile, San Antonio (Valparaíso Region), Alhué, Melipilla, Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan Region), Rengo (O'Higgins Region)
Max. intensity MM IX
Landslides Yes
Casualties 177

The 1985 Santiago earthquake was registered the Sunday March 3, 1985 at 22:47 UTC (19:47 local time). Its epicenter was on the coastline of the Valparaiso Region, Chile, near Algarrobo. It had a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter scale.

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