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Strong aftershock rocks Chile

Locals inspect a boat washed ashore by a small tsunami, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile. Tuesday night's quake was not the big one seismologists expect eventually.  AP

Northern Chile was rocked Monday by a strong aftershock in the same coastal area hit last week by an 8.2-magnitude quake, authorities said. No damage or casualties were reported.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

People take shelter under a tent decorated with a Chilean flag after evacuating their homes due to earthquakes in Alto Hospicio, Chile, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths. (AP)

Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New evacuations in Chile after major aftershock

White barricade tape that reads in Spanish; "Danger," blocks off damage caused overnight in the port of Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, a northern coastal city of nearly 200,000 people. Six deaths have been reported. AP

Coastal residents of Chile’s far-north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes early Thursday after a major aftershock rattled an area hit a day earlier by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that caused some damage and six deaths. No new major damage or casualties were reported.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chilean president Bachelet visits quake zone

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visited Arica on Wednesday, one of the cities closest to the epicenter of the earthquake that struck the north of the country on Tuesday night.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Another powerful earthquake rocks northern Chile

Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta. AFP FILE PHOTO

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile late Wednesday, the day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Experts: Chile’s magnitude-8.2 quake not ‘the big one’

Locals inspect a boat washed ashore by a small tsunami, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile. Tuesday night's quake was not the big one seismologists expect eventually.  AP

Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake—a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake

White barricade tape that reads in Spanish: "Danger," blocks off damage caused overnight in the port of Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  AP

Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometers away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile, officials said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake

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Japan issued a tsunami alert early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake across the Pacific Ocean in Chile.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia says could be hit by small tsunami from Chile quake

Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. AFP

Indonesia warned Wednesday that it could be hit by a small tsunami generated by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile’s Pacific coast, and told residents to stay away from beaches.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chile’s 8.2 quake poses no tsunami threat to PH

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

5 dead as 8.2 quake hits Chile

A view of the city of Iquique, Chile, after a powerful earthquake struck late Tuesday, April 1, 2014. AP

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, the interior minister said, but Chile apparently escaped major damage or serious casualties.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tsunami warning raised after 8.0-magnitude quake hits Chile

A fire burns at a restaurant after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. AP

A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Strong quake strikes off Chile

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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s northwestern coast on Sunday, the latest of at least seven quakes to hit the region in recent days.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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