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5 Dead As Magnitude-8.2 Quake Strikes Northern Chile

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- A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific off Chile's northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in case of a tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. - A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific off Chile's northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in case of a tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile Tuesday abut 8:46pm local time some 60 miles northwest of Iquique. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis.

Chile's president has declared a state of emergency in the region. Landslides have blocked roads, fires have destroyed several businesses, power has been knocked out to thousands and some 300 inmates escaped from a women's prison. Hundreds of thousands of Chileans are spending the night away from their beds due to the evacuation order, which remains in effect for northern Chile.

Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo attributed the five deaths to heart attacks or being crushed.

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