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Massive Earthquake Hits Off the Coast of Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake off the coast of Chile last night caused nearly a million people to evacuate and is responsible for at least six deaths. Though there are reports of large-scale power outages, landslides and the destruction of some homes, authorities haven’t assessed the damaged throughout the northern part of the country that was directly affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. However, there are reports that major damage to cities was likely averted. Following the earthquake, about 300 prisoners at a local jail managed to escape; at this point just 39 have been captured …

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