Massive 8.3 Quake Slams Coast of Chile
They’re bracing for the worst. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 34 miles off the coast of Illapel, Chile raising fears that deadly tsunami could be imminent. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries but Chile’s national emergency agency did issue a formal tsunami warning, asking residents to seek shelter and began leading widespread coastal evacuations. The National Weather Service issued its own tsunami warning for Hawaii as well. Although the quake did not technically hit the mainland, a powerful aftershock could be felt 142 miles to the south in the nation’s capital.