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Chile: 8.2 magnitude

1 Apr, 2014

A massive earthquake of magnitude 8.2 strikes off the coast of northern Chile, triggering a tsunami, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A tsunami warning is in effect for the coasts of Chile, Peru and Ecuador; waves nearly 7 feet (2.1 meters) high are reported in Iquique, according to the PTWC notice. A tsunami watch is issued for Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador. There is also a tsunami advisory in place for Hawaii, where swimmers and boaters are warned that they could see bigger waves than usual.