Hirunews Logo
Chile+evacuates+coast+as+8.2+quake+sparks+tsunami
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 - 12:22
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
3,132

Views
A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast, triggering tsunami waves of more than two metres, killing at least five people, and sparking warnings for people to flee to higher ground.

The victims were four men and a woman who died in the cities of Iquique and Alto Hospicio either of a heart attack or crushed by debris.

There were no immediate reports of major damage on shore, but warnings and advisories were issued for coastal areas up South and Central America's huge Pacific coast.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for residents living along more than 3,000 miles of coastline and in several countries.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Sri Lanka hit by adverse weather
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 15:17
Sri Lanka's weather pattern has changed a lot now.Experts say it is a result of climate change.Over the last few days, many parts of the island were affected... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
260 Views
6,474 Views
5,967 Views
13,728 Views
287 Views
7,981 Views
Top