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Million people forced to flee homes after Chile earthquake

A million people were ordered to evacuate their homes after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake off the west coast of Chile which has killed at least 5 people.

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Death toll from powerful Chile earthquake rises to 12

An aerial view of the coastline of Coquimbo city after a tsunami swept in. Credit: Reuters

An 8.3-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Chile killed at least 12 people, with five listed as missing, and caused billions in damage.

The most remarkable thing about Wednesday night's earthquake, however, may be the relatively low amount of havoc caused by such a powerful shake.

More than a million people to evacuate coastal areas, but experts said the death toll could have been far higher.

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