Tsunami Warning After Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Chile Coast

An earthquake of 8.0 magnitude has struck off Chile’s coast near Iquique, triggering a tsunami warning for all of Latin America’s Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey has reported.
The quake was 10km deep and centred 99 kilometres off the Chilean coast.

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Tsunami warnings have been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. “Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in its advisory. “It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicentre and could also be a threat to more distant coasts.”
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