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Chile calls off tsunami alert after 8.2 magnitude quake

Chile on Wednesday called off a tsunami alert declared after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the northern part of the country. Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo announced the decision by the national disaster agency ONEMI, and raised the death toll from the quake from five to six. rto/dw/hmn

Indonesia says could be hit by small tsunami from Chile quake

Indonesia warned Wednesday that it could be hit by a small tsunami generated by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile's Pacific coast and warned people to stay away from beaches. A tsunami up to half a metre (1.6 feet) high "will possibly affect several areas in Indonesia" from early Thursday, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. prm-sr/pj

Indonesia says could be hit by small tsunami from Chile quake

Indonesia warned Wednesday that it could be hit by a small tsunami generated by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile's Pacific coast, and told residents to stay away from beaches. Tsunami waves up to half a metre (1.6 feet) high "will possibly affect several areas in Indonesia" from early Thursday, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Chile orders evacuation as 8.2-magnitude quake kills 6

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, killing at least six people as tsunami waves of more than two meters lashed the shore. The quake sent panicked residents pouring into the streets, with more than 900,000 people along Chile's coast heeding government orders to evacuate their homes and seek higher ground. Similar warnings were issued in a ripple effect up the Pacific coast of South America and into Central America.

Chile orders evacuation as 8.2-magnitude quake kills 5

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, killing at least five people as tsunami waves of more than two meters lashed the shore. Panicked residents poured into the streets after the authorities ordered them to flee to higher ground, while President Michelle Bachelet declared parts of northern Chile hit by the offshore quake to be disaster zones. "The street lights were busted, people ran terrified. After the earthquake there were several aftershocks," Veronica Castillo told AFP from Arica, 1,000 miles north of the Chilean capital Santiago.

Hawaii tsunami advisory prompted by earthquake off Chile

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A tsunami advisory has been issued for Hawaii after an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, but waves are not expected to flood inland areas in the U.S. state, officials said. The advisory level issued for Hawaii by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is less significant than a tsunami warning, which would be prompted by expectations of widespread flooding.

No tsunami alerts or warnings for west coast following powerful quake in Chile

TORONTO - No tsunami warnings have been posted along the west coast of North America following a powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile. The magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday night prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami alert for all of Latin America’s Pacific coast. But the National Tsunami Warning Center said no similar alerts or warnings have been issued for the continental U.S., Canada, Alaska or Puerto Rico.

Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves of more than two meters and warnings for people to flee to higher ground. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage on shore, but warnings and advisories were issued for coastal areas up South and Central America's huge Pacific coast. The quake struck at 8:46 pm local time (2346 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey said.

Chile says tsunami alert to stay in place at least six hours

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said a tsunami alert for the country's coastline will remain in place for at least another six hours following a major earthquake. The magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the northern coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country, but the government said there was no serious damage and no reports of deaths. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Kim Coghill)

Powerful quake hits Chile, tsunami warning

A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at 846 pm local time (2346 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning. Chilean authorities also issued a tsunami alert after the quake, which they registered at 7.9.
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