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Chile: Tsunami warning sees Quellon residents evacuated after 7.7M earthquake00:50

Chile: Tsunami warning sees Quellon residents evacuated after 7.7M earthquake

Chile, Quellon
December 25, 2016 at 01:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of Quellon on the southern Chiloe island were issued an evacuation notice by local authorities due to a tsunami warning, following a magnitude 7.7 earthquake, 24 miles (38 kilometres) from the shores of the port city on Sunday morning.

The earthquake's reported depth was 20 miles (32 kilometres) and authorities warn it could have triggered tsunami waves 1 to 3 meters high (3-10 feet).

The nearby communities of Aysen, Bio Bio, La Araucania and Los Rio were also urged to evacuate.

Chile: Tsunami warning sees Quellon residents evacuated after 7.7M earthquake00:50
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Residents of Quellon on the southern Chiloe island were issued an evacuation notice by local authorities due to a tsunami warning, following a magnitude 7.7 earthquake, 24 miles (38 kilometres) from the shores of the port city on Sunday morning.

The earthquake's reported depth was 20 miles (32 kilometres) and authorities warn it could have triggered tsunami waves 1 to 3 meters high (3-10 feet).

The nearby communities of Aysen, Bio Bio, La Araucania and Los Rio were also urged to evacuate.

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