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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Chile on the Pacific Ocean near Concepción. It is an important naval base. Population: 252,000.

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  • It is ironic also - one of the miners actually lost his business in Talcahuano, which was at the epicenter of the earthquake, and he moved to Copiapo to work as a miner.

    Millions Worldwide Share In Chilean Celebration

  • For Guillermo Ramírez Chovar, the general who managed to control the tense post-disaster situation in the cities of Concepcion and Talcahuano, that is actually the case.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • For Guillermo RamÍrez Chovar, the general who managed to control the tense post-disaster situation in the cities of Concepcion and Talcahuano, that is actually the case.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Residents fled their homes in Talcahuano, a port city whose center was ravaged last year by huge walls of water that sent shipping containers and fishing boats into downtown buildings and streets, municipal spokesman Javier Gonzalez told The Associated Press.

    Earthquake Rocks Chile

  • People in Talcahuano weren't taking any chances in any case.

    Earthquake Rocks Chile

  • Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal A displaced family prepared for supper in an encampment atop the El Guindo hill outside of Talcahuano.

    Living in the Aftermath

  • Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal Sacks of animal feed from a nearby storage facility were scattered about in Talcahuano on March 3.

    Living in the Aftermath

  • Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal Boats washed ashore from the tsunami were piled up in Talcahuano on March 3.

    Living in the Aftermath

  • Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal Joselen Jara, left, and her mother, Rosa Zuniga, tended to Ms. Jara's daughters, Lara (in her mother's arms) and Daniella Jara, on March 5 in an encampment for displaced families outside of Talcahuano.

    Living in the Aftermath

  • Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal Men accused of violating the 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. curfew and looting gasoline were arrested in Talcahuano on March 3.

    Living in the Aftermath

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