Tsunami generated by major 8.0 Chile quake - Pacific warning center

by Reuters
Wednesday, 2 April 2014 00:34 GMT

SYDNEY, April 3 (Reuters) - A tsunami measuring almost two metres (six feet) was generated off the northern coast of Chile on Tuesday after a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

"It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts. Authorities should take appropriate action in response to this possibility," said the Center.

(Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Paul Tait)

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