Six people died and more than 900,000 people were evacuated as a preventitive measure after an
8.2 earthquake shook northeastern Chile.
BBC News 2014/04/02
A quake of 8.2 magnitude has struck off northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people.
A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit near Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday,1 April 2014, triggering tsunami waves of more than two metres and warnings for people in Chile, Peru and Ecuador to flee immediately to higher ground.
|Geographycal Data Information|
- ECHO 2014/04/02
2 April 2014: Chile - Earthquake
- USGS 2014/04/02
M8.2 Offshore Northern Chile Earthquake of 1 April 2014
- NOAA 2014/04/01
Tsunami Travel Times (1 April 2014)
- USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Date-Time: 2014-04-01 23:46:46 UTC
2014-04-01 18:46:46 UTC-05:00 at epicenter
Location: 19.642°S 70.817°W
Nearby Cities: 95km (59mi) NW of Iquique, Chile
139km (86mi) SSW of Arica, Chile
190km (118mi) SSW of Tacna, Peru
228km (142mi) SSE of Ilo, Peru
447km (278mi) SW of La Paz, Bolivia