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Coast of Maule and Interior of Biobío Regions, Chile

36.6S 72.1W

December 3rd, 2010 Category: Mountains

Chile - December 1st, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on the Chilean regions of Maule and Biobío. In the full image, the majority of land along the coast belongs to the former, while the southernmost part of the coastline and most of the terrain inland belongs to the latter.

Also visible in the full image is the city of Chillán, appearing as a large white area. Chillán is a city in the Biobío Region located about 400 km (249 mi) south of the country’s capital, Santiago, near the geographical center of the country and near the Andes Mountains. The city was heavily affected by the 2010 Chilean earthquake.

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