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8.2 earthquake hits Chile; Pacific tsunami warning spurs evacuations
8.2 earthquake hits Chile; Pacific tsunami warning spurs evacuations

SANTIAGO, Chile — A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile's northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack victim were among five people reported dead from the quake, but authorities had yet to assess widespread damage. Evacuations were ordered in expectation of waves as high as 16 feet along the Pacific coast of Chile, neighboring Peru and elsewhere. An alert was issued for Hawaii, where evacuations were underway late Tuesday, but officials cautioned they did not expect a large wave to hit the state. The quake struck at 8:36 p.m. local...

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