• Short Summary

    Footage of the devastation caused by an earthquake in Chile.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE"

    Various shots destroyed and damaged buildings in the towns and villages of Chile. The commentator says that over 30,000 people were killed as a result of the quake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1001.01
    Media URN:
    14070
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:01:06:00
    Canister:
    39/13

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The earthquake reported here occurred on 24 January 1939. It is known as the "Chillan Earthquake", Chillan being the area beneath which the quake began.

  2. FeñaBP says

    Amazing contribution. Many thanks from Chile

  3. British Pathé says

    This is the single earthquake that has caused the most deaths in Chile. It had a magnitude of 8.3 MS. The death toll was around 28,000.

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