Chile orders evacuation of Northern coastline, Peru on tsunami alert

Apr 03, 2014    

Chile's emergency office ordered a preventive evacuation of the coastline in the country's north following an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 late on Wednesday.The Andean nation's navy declared a tsunami alert after the quake, which was initially reported as being of magnitude 7.4.The latest earthquake follows a massive 8.2 magnitude quake shook northern Chile on Tuesday, killing six people and triggering a tsunami with 2-meter (7-foot) waves.Peru issues tsunami alertPeru issued a tsunami alert along its southern coast after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, the Peruvian Navy said ...

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