Chile Under Tsunami Warning After 7.7 Quake
'I've lived for 10 years in the south and never felt something like that'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2016 9:11 AM CST
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A map of the earthquake's location in southern Chile.   (USGS)

(Newser) – A 7.7 earthquake thundered through southern Chile on Sunday, shaking an earthquake-prone region and prompting the government to issue a preventative tsunami warning, reports the AP. The USGS says the temblor was centered about 25 miles southwest of Puerto Quellon at a depth of 10 miles. "As a measure of precaution, we order the evacuation of coastal areas of Biobio, Araucania, Los Rios, Aysen," said an alert put out by Chile's national emergency office. "I've lived for 10 years in the south and never felt something like that," a resident of Puerto Quellon tells the BBC; residents of that town were among those evacuating.

 

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