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Powerful Earthquake Off The Coast Of Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert

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(CNN) An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Chile's National Emergency Office tweeted Tuesday night that it is asking for everyone to evacuate the South American nation's coast due to fears of a tsunami.

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Tsunami waves more than six feet hit the coast of Pisagua.

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