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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Evacuation ordered after latest Chile earthquake

Chile's emergency office has ordered the preventative evacuation of northern coastal areas after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. There have been around 30 earthquakes and severe aftershocks off the coast of Chile in the past 24 hours.