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Chileans evacuate building as 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattles area near Peru-Chilean border

2018-04-05 20:20
An early morning 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled nerves of residents on Thursday (April 5) in the northern Chilean city of Iquique. Despite the dramatic shaking caught on traffic cameras, no injuries were reported. Chile's emergency management office ONEMI said the quake was centered 40 kilometres (25 miles) outside Iquique, home to 200,000 people. School children were evacuated and taken to designated areas in case the coastal city was hit by a tsunami. In 2014, the area was struck by an 8.2 quake that triggered a tsunami, leaving 6 people dead. Credit: Reuters