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Two dead as magnitude-8.2
quake hits northern Chile

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 4/2/2014 12:10:57 AM

SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire Pacific coast. Officials reported two deaths and several serious injuries, but the area apparently escaped major damage as landslides blocked roads, power failed for thousands, an airport was damaged and several businesses caught fire. Iquique Gov. Gonzalo Prieto told Radio Cooperativa that two people were known to have died after the quake hit at 8:46 p.m. and several others had serious injuries. The mayor of Tarapaca attributed the deaths to heart attacks. The U.S. Geological Survey

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AP says two fatalities, both heart attacks. Remarkably small numbers given the quake of that size and shallowness.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 4/2/2014 8:47:52 AM     (No. 9794188)

I have a liberal friend that blames earthquakes on fracking.

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