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Tsunami warning remains in place after Chile quake

A tsunami alert has been issued after a major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile.

An illustration of where the 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Chile. Credit: US Geographical Survey

This graphic from the US Geological Survey shows where the earthquake struck and at what depth. Five people are reported to have died in Chile following the quake.

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Residents move to higher ground after a tsunami alarm

Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast.
Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast. Credit: Reuters
Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast.
Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast. Credit: Reuters
Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast.
Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast. Credit: Reuters

'No serious damage' reported after Chile quake

There is no serious damage to infrastructure or reports of victims following a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of northern Chile, a government representative said.

"We have asked citizens to evacuate the entire coast... there is no serious damage to houses ... there have been no people hurt," said home office minister Mahmud Aleuy.

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