Chile Earthquake Kills More Than 140
An earthquake in central Chile has killed more than 140, authorities say, and triggered both a tsunami and a declaration of a “state of catastrophe.” Chilean President Michelle Bachelet warned that there would probably be more deaths and more aftershocks.
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A massive earthquake has hit central Chile, killing at least 147 people, the country’s president-elect says.
The 8.8 magnitude quake struck at 0634 GMT about 115km (70 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 325km south-west of the capital, Santiago.
President Michelle Bachelet declared a “state of catastrophe” in affected areas and appealed for calm.
A tsumami set off by the quake has triggered warnings in countries around the Pacific Ocean.
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