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|
2 April 2014: Chile - Earthquake
M8.2 Offshore Northern Chile Earthquake of 1 April 2014
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
Emergency Relief Information|
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center|