Strong Chilean Earthquake Prompts Coastal Evacuations
No one wants to ride that wave. A 15-foot wall of water crashed into the Chilean coast last night after an 8.3-magnitude temblor rocked the central part of the country, killing at least 10. Authorities responded by evacuating nearly a million people along the coast, and alerting agencies as far north as California and as far south as New Zealand to possible tsunamis. Homes were reportedly damaged in the western city of Illapel, rescue crews are sifting through the debris — well aware that violent aftershocks are still possible.