Chile Quake: Emergency Without Parallel A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile Feb. 17, leaving at least 700 people dead. Terrifying aftershocks have exacerbated the damage, which includes devastated roads and bridges and an estimated 500,000 homes.
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Chile Quake: Emergency Without Parallel

Nine-year-old Yaripsa Gonzalez (foreground) suffered stomachaches and insomnia in the days after the quake. She lives with her three siblings and her parents in a neighborhood on the northern edge of Santiago. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chilean Children Suffer From Quake's Mental Shocks

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Outgoing Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (right) speaks to a woman Monday during her visit to areas affected by the quake and tsunami in Constitucion, Chile. She faces criticism over how she handled the earthquake's aftermath. Claudio Santana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Quake Scientists, Chile Becomes A Unique Lab

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A soldier escorts two men detained for looting on Tuesday in the fishing village of Constitucion, Chile. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soldiers and rescue workers carrying damaged Chilean flags search for victims Thursday in the coastal town of Pelluhue, Chile. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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An officer with Chile's army talks to a civilian waiting in line to buy fuel at a petrol station in Concepcion on Tuesday. Critics say Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was too slow in sending the army in to restore order in the areas hardest hit by the Feb. 27 earthquake. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chile's Coastal Resorts Damaged By Quake, Tsunami

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The earthquake that rocked Chile was powerful enough to damage a highway near Santiago — and even to shift the location of the Earth's rotation pole. Carlos Espinoza/AP hide caption

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Relief Effort Slow In Quake-Hit Chilean City

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U.S. Works To Deliver Earthquake Aid To Chile

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Chilean soldiers patrolled the mostly deserted streets of Concepcion on Tuesday. A nighttime curfew to quell looting was extended until midday. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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A man leaves an earthquake-destroyed building after police threw tear gas in Concepcion, Chile. President Michelle Bachelet ordered troops to help deliver food, water and blankets and clear rubble from roads. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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A man holding a child passes by a damaged building in Valparaiso, Chile on February 28, 2010. Felipe Gamboa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Differences Between The Haiti And Chile Quakes

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