8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

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An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck roughly 60km off the cost of Chile. Its depth was approximately 20.1km. A tsunami has been generated, and evacuations have been ordered along the coast near the strike. Tsunami warnings were also issued for Peru and Ecuador. According to the Associated Press, “Coastal residents of northern Chile evacuated calmly as waves measuring almost 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) struck ahead of a tsunami that was expected to come ashore later. … Chile’s emergency service reported some roads blocked by landslides caused by the quake, but said no injuries had been reported so far.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

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