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Chile earthquake kills more than 50, triggers tsunami

The 8.8-magnitude quake, the country’s largest in 25 years, shook the capital Santiago.

February 27, 2010 10:40 by



A massive earthquake on the coast of Chile has killed more than 50 people, flattening buildings and triggering a tsunami.

The 8.8-magnitude quake, the country’s largest in 25 years, shook the capital Santiago for a minute and half at 3:34am local time today.

A tsunami warning has been extended across the Pacific rim, including most of Central and South America and as far as Australia and Antarctica. The wave has already caused serious damage to the sparsely populated Juan Fernandez islands, off the Santiago coast, local radio reported.



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