A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday. The massive Tumbler triggered a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country, but the government said there was no serious damage and no reports of deaths.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was shallow at 12.5 miles (20.1 km) below the seabed and struck about 100 km northwest of the mining port of Iquique near the Peruvian border.
The Chilean navy said the first tsunami wave had hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake. Authorities evacuated part of the coast and a tsunami warning was issued for all of South and Central America’s Pacific coast