Tsunami warnings issued over a wide area as far away as Japan
SANTIAGO, Chile – A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 78 people, collapsing buildings and setting off a tsunami.
A huge wave reached a populated area in the Robinson Crusoe Islands, 410 miles (660 kilometers) off the Chilean coast, said President Michele Bachelet.
Tsunami warnings were issued over a wide area, including South America, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and many Pacific islands.
“It has been a devastating earthquake,” Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma told reporters.
… from the AP article 8.8-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile
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