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The first small waves of a tsunami caused by an earthquake in Chile reached French Polynesia on Saturday, authorities said.
Residents were asked to move away from the shores and seek high ground while schools were shut down and most roads closed.

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A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred at 19:00:08 (UTC) on Saturday, February 27, 2010, offshore of the Valparaiso region, Chile, 50 km SW of Valparaiso, at a depth of 34.8 km.

Location 33.425S, 71.909W


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Chile Quake Similar to 2004 Indian Ocean Temblor

Scientists say the major earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile was a "megathrust" - similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean temblor that spawned a catastrophic tsunami.
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A strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred at t 06:52:35 (UTC) on Saturday, February 27, 2010, offshore of the Maule region, Chile, 120 km NW of Talca, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 34.735S, 72.638W

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Estimated initial tsunami arrival times:

CHILE TALCAHUANO 36.7S 73.1W 07:29 UT
PERU MOLLENDO 17.1S 72.0W 09:36 UT
ECUADOR LA LIBERTAD 2.2S 81.2W 12:02 UT
COLOMBIA TUMACO 1.8N 78.9W 12:53 UT
ANTARCTICA THURSTON IS. 72.0S 100.0W 13:12 UT
PANAMA PUERTO PINA 7.4N 78.1W 13:31 UT
COSTA RICA CABO MATAPALO 8.4N 83.3W 13:44 UT

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A massive earthquake with an initial magnitude of 8.8 has struck central Chile.
The quake struck at 06:34 GMT about 91km north-east of the city of Concepcion and 317km south-west of the capital, Santiago.
Buildings in Santiago were reported to have shaken for between 10 and 30 seconds, with the loss of electricity and communications.
The US issued an initial tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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The huge 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile early on Saturday generated a tsunami that may have been destructive along the coast near the epicenter.

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A major magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred at 06:34:14 (UTC) on Saturday, February 27, 2010, offshore of the Maule region, Chile, 115 km NNE of Concepcion, at a depth of 35 km.

Location 35.846S, 72.719W

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A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 03:05:55 (UTC) on Friday, November 13, 2009, offshore of the Tarapaca region, 95 km South of Arica, at a depth of 10 km.

Location 19.348S, 70.246W

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