Massive 8.3 Earthquake Rocks Chile – Tsunami Alert Issued


Drone footage of the coastal town of Los Vilos shows the destruction or sever damage of dozens of beachfront homes.

An 8.3 magnitude earthquake shook central Chile Wednesday evening. The epicenter of the quake was about 220 km northwest of the capital of Santiago.

At least 11 people have been killed and one million people across Chile have been evacuated after the 8.3 magnitude earthquake.

Four aftershocks above magnitude-6 and other strong shakes rattled the region as tsunami alarms sounded in the port of Valparaiso

Officials ordered people to evacuate low-lying areas along the 2,400 miles (3,900 kilometers) of Chile’s Pacific shore, from Puerto Aysen in the south to Arica in the north. Fishing boats headed out to sea and cars streamed inland carrying people to higher ground. Santiago’s main airport was evacuated as a precaution.


The mayor of Illapel, which is near the epicenter, said that the person was killed by a collapsing wall, while 15 others were reported injured. Peruvian authorities said waves could also hit their southern shoreline and urged people to avoid coastal areas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Hawaii. Tsunami is scheduled to arrive in Newport Beach, California about 4:46 a.m. and move up the west coast. Max height not to exceed 1 ft, NOAA says. In February 2010, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake in central-southern Chile triggered a massive tsunami, and more than 500 people were killed. Amature video from inside a supermarket during the 8.3 earthquake.

Video of people filling the streets in the moments after the quake.

Video of the initial Tsunami surge filling the streets.

Video has surfaced showing people rushing to evacuate a local store following the earthquake.

Footage of flooding in Concon.

Chart showing maximum wave height has one at 15 feet.

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