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Chile Quake Triggers Killer Waves

Breaking Earth News
Chile. S.A.
Photo: Avalanche was captured on camera
Giant waves towering over eight metres high have struck sourthern Chile, destroying boats, uprooting trees and overwhelming beachgoers.
At least three people died and seven are missing after an avalanche of rock and earth was sent crashing into the sea.
While there was no tsunami, the 6.2-magnitude quake triggered a landslide from surrounding hills into the narrow inlet.
A reporter on the beach at the time, said he saw a man and his young daughter dragged into the water by a large wave.
Orlando Adriazola said: "The boat we arrived in was thrown on top of a tree, partly destroyed."




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