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Tsunami waves sparked by powerful quake strike northern coast of Chile

English.news.cn   2014-04-02 09:12:18

SANTIAGO, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Tsunami waves generated by a 8.0-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Chile Tuesday have stricken some areas in the north of the country.

Local authorities have ordered an evacuation of some coastal areas but there have no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the powerful quake struck at 6:46 p.m.

local time (2346 GMT) and the epicenter, with a depth of only 10.0 km, is located some 99 km northwest of the mining port of Iquique, near the Peruvian border.

Editor: Yang Lina
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