8.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Chile

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile earlier today, killing at least 122 people and causing widespread damage. Read the update here.  A tsunami warning is in effect for many parts of the Pacific Basin, including Hawaii, Russia and Japan. Coastal areas of Hawaii are already evacuating to higher ground. The coastal areas of California and Alaska are under a tsunami advisory…as a precaution, we’re advised to stay away from the beach this afternoon.

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