Tsunami alert cancelled after waves hit land

The first tsunami waves have reached Chile's coastline following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, the country's navy.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami wave activity on Chile coast reached a height of 2.4 feet (0.7 metre). The tsunami warning for Chile and Peru has now been cancelled.


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.