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Tsunamiwaarschuwing after powerful earthquake in Chile

Tsunamiwaarschuwing after powerful earthquake in Chile

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The authorities have Sunday tsunamiwaarschuwing given for the coast of Chile, shortly after an earthquake in the Pacific Ocean.

The epicenter of the quake with a force of 7.7 was 225 kilometers southwest of Puerto Montt in southern Chile.

It is expected that the coast of Chile, is hit by waves up to three metres above the normal level. Residents and tourists on the coast are strongly called beaches to leave and higher areas to search.

Certainly four thousand people would be evacuated. The Chilean disaster stations reported shortly after the quake that there have been no reports of dead or injured had been received.

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