Earthquake hits Chile now, kills 78

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Earthquake hits Chile now, kills 78

A powerful earthquake hit Chile early Saturday morning. The quake measured 8.8 on the Richter scale, followed by aftershocks, which triggered Tsunami.

Chile earthquake

The earthquake is the strongest to hit Chile in the past 25 years. Till now, over 78 deaths have been reported and lot many can be expected, considering the magnitude of the quake.

Asian countries like Japan has already issued Tsunami warning. Juan Fernandez islands, off the Chile’s capital Santiago coast, has suffered the maximum damage. tsunami warnings have been extended till the Antarctic region as well as Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Peru and several others.

The earthquake is said to be even worse than the one that hit Haiti recently.

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