2010 in Chile

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2010
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Chile
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Events in the year 2010 in Chile.

Incumbents

Events

February

A building in Concepción collapses after the earthquake.
  • February 27 – An 8.8 magnitude earthquake (the fifth largest on record at the time) and tsunami strikes central Chile, affecting 80% of the population and leaving 525 people dead.[1]

March

May

June

August

September

  • September 18 – Chile celebrates 200 years of independence.[4]

October

Rescued miner Luis Urzúa and President Sebastián Piñera.
  • October 13 – All 33 miners trapped in a mine in northern Chile 700 meters underground are rescued alive after 69 days in captivity. The day-long event was broadcast live to millions around the world.[5]

December

Births

Deaths

April

May

July

August

September

  • September 28 - Héctor Croxatto, scientist, National Prize in Sciences laureate (b. 1908)

November

References

  1. ^ Fick, Jeff (2010-02-28). "8.8-Magnitude Quake Hits Chile - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ James Sturcke (March 11, 2010). "Aftershock hits Chile as Sebastián Piñera sworn in | World news". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Chile's accession to the OECD". Oecd.org. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Chile celebrates 200 years since start of independence drive - News Ahead". News Ahead. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Vanessa Buschschluter (2010-10-14). "BBC News - Celebrations as last trapped Chile miner is rescued". Bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  6. ^ Gideon Long (2010-12-08). "BBC News - Chile prison fire kills scores of inmates". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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