Agence France-PresseApril 3, 2014 03:32
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile late Wednesday, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.
Sirens rang as a tsunami warning was issued and thousands of people in the north who had just endured the latest quake were again ordered to evacuate inland from coastal areas, according to authorities.
Peru to the north also declared another tsunami warning, according to its Navy.
The new temblor struck at 2343 (0143 GMT Thursday), 20 km (14 miles) south of the city of Iquique, the navy's alert service said.