Raw: Big Aftershock Hits Chile


People in northern Chile fled into the streets after magnitude 7.6 aftershock hit the area late Wednesday night. This follows the magnitude 8.2 quake that killed at least six people. (April 3)



Arica, Chile - 2 April, 2014


1. People being evacuated and emergency truck in background, announcement over loudspeaker

2. Various of people walking through street holding their blankets during evacuation

3. Fire truck driving along street with sirens blaring

4. People walking carrying their belongings

5. Woman and child walking through street

6. Wide of street and people being evacuated

7. People standing on side of street during evacuation


Chile's far northern coast was hit by a second powerful earthquake, a 7.8 magnitude aftershock late Wednesday night.

Chile's Emergency Office and navy issued a tsunami warning and ordered a precautionary evacuation of low-lying areas on the northern coast.

A mandatory evacuation that lasted for 10 hours in Iquique and Arica had been lifted, but the powerful aftershock could see many people spending another sleepless night away from their homes.

The aftershock caused buildings to shake and people to run out into the streets in the port of Iquique, one of the cities that saw damage from Tuesday night's quake.

There were no immediate reports of new damage or injuries from the latest tremor, which was one of dozens that have followed the 8.2 quake.

The aftershock was felt across the border in southern Peru, where people in the cities of Tacna and Arequipa reportedly fled buildings in fear.

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