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Cobquecura is a municipality and coastal resort in Chile, located about 420 km southwest of the capital, Santiago. It is located in the northwest corner of Nuble Province, in the Bio-Bio Region.

On February 27, 2010 Cobquecura was the epicenter of the huge earthquake and tsunami that hits Chile at 03:34 local time , rating a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasting for about three minutes.. According to preliminary reports, approximately 95% of households in the city were destroyed but there was no fatalities.

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