8.0 Earthquake Rocks Chilean Coast and Triggers Tsunami

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chile-earthquake-tsunamiAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck the coast of Chile Tuesday morning with reports form the U.S. Geological survey indicating that it was centered 62 miles north of Iquique at a depth of 6.2 miles.

The quake subsequently generated a tsunami, with tsunami warnings in effect for not only Chile, but also Peru and Ecuador.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, but Chile’s National Emergency Office did ask everyone to evacuate the coast. Read more at CNN.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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