Powerful quake hits Chile, tsunami warning: officials

Breaking News April 02, 2014 00:00

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WASHINGTON - A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning.