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Chile Travel Warning: 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake - Tsunami Warning Issued

Damaged building in Valparaiso caused by earthquake March 27 2010 Damaged building in Valparaiso caused by earthquake March 27 2010

Earthquake off the northern coast of Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. At least five people are known to have died and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated.

The quake struck at 20:46 local time about 86km north-west of the mining area of Iquique, the US Geological Survey said. Waves of up to 2.1m have hit some areas and there have been power cuts, fires and landslides.

Around 22,800 British nationals visited Ecuador in 2013. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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