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Tsunami warnings in Chile and Peru after 8.3 earthquake hits Chile

Tsunami warnings in Chile and Peru after 8.3 earthquake hits Chile. Waves are beginning to hit the coast of Chile amid tsunami warnings after an earthquake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that "widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible". One person was killed by a falling wall, and evacuation was ordered in coastal areas. Tsunami sirens were heard in the port of Valparaiso.
Chilean officials say the earthquake has produced waves of up to 4.5 metres (15 feet) along the coast in the region of Coquimbo. The earthquake struck just off the coast at 19:54 local times (22:54 GMT), about 55km west of the city of Illapel, the US Geological Survey said. Officials said it was at the depth of about 10km.