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Curanipe is a town and seat of the municipality of Pelluhue, Province of Cauquenes, in VII Maule Region of Chile.
A popular and charming coastal resort, Curanipe used to be a well-known and secluded hangout for the Cauquenes elite and a proud regional "minor port", during the mid- and late 19th century. The town has a quaint architecture that echoes the colonial rural architecture of Chile.
The Curanipe parish church of Santo Toribio, is a beautifully preserved religious building overlooking the town.
On 27 February, 2010 at 06:34:14 GMT , a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck the seafloor 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Curanipe.
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