Monday, December 22, 2014   

Tsunami alert after another earthquake in northern Chile
(04-03 12:01)

An earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile late yesterday, the day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.
A tsunami warning was issued and thousands of people were ordered to evacuate inland from coastal areas, according to authorities who had first measured the quake at 7.4.
The new temblor struck at 23:43 local time, 20 km south of the city of Iquique, the navy's alert service said. “Based on its strength a tsunami warning has been issued,'' the nationaloceanographic agency, known as CHOA, added.
Thousands of Chileans had just returned home after spending the night on hills following Tuesday's 8.2-magnitude earthquake that killed six people and sparked tsunami fears as far as Japan.—AFP

   
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