Tuesday 28 April 2015

Chile earthquake aftermath

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Fishermen inspect boats sunk after a tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique. An earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday evening, killing six and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2-meter (7-foot) waves. Reuters/Cristian Vivero
Fishermen inspect boats sunk after a tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique. An earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday evening, killing six and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2-meter (7-foot) waves. Reuters/Cristian Vivero
A diver walks between boats washed inland after a tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique. Reuters/Cristian Vivero
Vehicles and boats lie on the shore after a tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique. Reuters/Cristian Vivero
Thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home this morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited. Photo: Reuters/Cristian Vivero
A major earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Chile yesterday. Photo: Reuters/Cristian Vivero
Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chiles long coastline earlier today. Photo: AP/Cristian Viveros
Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earths crust. Photo: AP/Cristian Viveros
The tsunami pounded the shore with two-metre-tall waves. Photo: Reuters/Cristian Vivero
Rescue personnel get ready to go into action in the northern town of Iquique, Chile. Photo: AP/Cristian Viveros

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