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.

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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.