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Major quake jolts Chile tourist region on Christmas Day

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by December 27, 2016 World News

 

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region.

Witnesses reported intense shaking in their homes and were shocked by the loud noise. The quake disrupted Christmas celebration plans for thousands of people who fled on foot, in cars and on horseback, seeking higher ground amid torrential rains in some places as sirens warned of a potential tsunami. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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