Large Chile Earthquake Sparks Pacific Tsunami Fears

IQUIQUE, CHILE (CBS13) — A large earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile, prompting tsunami watches and warnings.

The 8.2-magnitude quake struck just over 60 miles off the coast of Iquique, Chile at 4:46 p.m. PDT

A tsunami warning is in effect for Chile, Peru,  Colombia, Panama and Ecuador. A watch is in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras.

Several waves from the quake under 7 feet have been observed in Chile.

A magnitude-6.2 aftershock hit 12 minutes after the first quake.


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