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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 - 12:22
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
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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.
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