First tsunami waves reach Chile coast following quake

by Reuters
Thursday, 3 April 2014 04:15 GMT

SANTIAGO, April 3 (Reuters) - The first tsunami waves have reached Chile's coastline following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, the country's navy said on Thursday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami wave activity on Chile coast reached a height of 2.4 feet (0.7 meter). The tsunami warning for Chile and Peru has now been cancelled.

The latest quake is the largest of a series of aftershocks following the powerful and deadly 8.2 magnitude quake that hit on Tuesday. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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