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Scientists Count the Costs of Chile's Quake

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Science  09 Apr 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5975, pp. 157
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5975.157-b

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Chilean scientists have estimated that the magnitude-8.8 earthquake that rocked the country on 27 February caused some $200 million in damage to research facilities and equipment. Researchers are asking the government for emergency funding and for the establishment of a seismology center that would, among other things, run the nation's tsunami warning system.