Santiago:Five killed in 8.2 magnitude quake in Chile Tsunami waves hit Japan after Chile quake
Santiago: Five people have been killed in a massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale that hit off Chile’s northern coast and triggered tsunami waves, authorities said. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the sea off north coast of Chile again on Thursday. The Chilean National Office for Emergency said more than 10,000 people in some coastal towns have been evacuated. Power went out and communication lines were affected in some areas where landslides blocked roads and highways to the region. The office also said 300 inmates escaped from a women’s prison. At least 10 strong aftershocks, including a 6.2-magnitude tremor, have so far been felt after the major quake.