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You’ve no doubt heard of the massive earthquake in Chile this last weekend – a tremendous 8.8 on the Richter scale. Just how powerful is that? This powerful:

The earthquake—which so far has resulted in more than 700 dead people— was the equivalent of the explosion of 15.8 gigatons of TNT. That’s 316 Soviet Tsar nuclear bombs—at 50 megatons, the most powerful ever created—dropping at the same time in the same place.

Visit Gizmodo to see an amazing illustration of this.

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