#AceWorldNews – CHILE – April 03 – A powerful 7.8 magnitude aftershock has rattled Chile’s coast. The US Geological Survey reported that the quake nested at a depth of 20 kilometres. The epicenter was located 23 kilometers to the north-west of Chile’s port city of Iquique.
A tsunami alert has been issued for northern coastal areas. The tremor was initially reported at 7.4 magnitude.
An hour before the aftershock, another quake with a 6.4 magnitude struck the same area.
The Chilean authorities announced the evacuation of people from the coastal areas of the country, Reuters reported.
The tsunami threat has also been issued for southern regions of Peru. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was evacuated from the city of Arica.
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