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Powerful 8.2 earthquake causes tsunami in Chile

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A massive earthquake strikes off the shores of Chile on the evening of Tuesday, April 1, 2014, causing a tsunami along the northern coast of Chile. The Chilean government told Reuters that 'there was no serious damage and no reports of deaths.'

The US Geological Survey measured the 8.2 magnitude earthquake's epicenter 59 miles (95 kilometers) off the coast of the Chile, northwest of the city of Iquique and near the border of Peru. According to the Associated Press, that region has experienced several tremors over the past few weeks leading up to this earthquake.

Tsunami warnings were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for the entire Pacific coast of South and Central America. Towns and villages along the coast were evacuated following the earthquake, and the Chilean navy reported that the first tsunami wave hit the shores 45 minutes later.

The waves measured six-and-a-half feet above normal. No major injuries or damages were reported by the police chief of Tacna, Peru, a city with 300,000 residents along the border of Chile. The chief said the electricity went out but was soon restored.

Officials in Hawaii been placed on alert, however there was no tsunami watch issued for the islands, and the PTWC reports that higher waves are expected on the Hawaiian islands beginning at 3:24 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

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