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President declares northern Chile disaster area after quake

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

President Michelle Bachelet declared parts of northern Chile hit by an 8.2 magnitude offshore earthquake to be disaster zones.

Bachelet said she would travel to the regions of Arica and Tarapaca on Wednesday, and send military officials to the areas to prevent looting and disorder. At least five quake-related deaths were reported by the interior ministry.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140402/president-declares-northern-chile-disaster-area-after-quake