Transcript for Earthquake Off Chile's Coast, Tsunami Warnings Issued
A major earthquake just off the Chilean coastline. The west coast and Hawaii were on watch fortsunamis. Ginger is tracking it all right now. The video pretty astounding. 8.2 magnitude quake in the northern part that have nation, almost to the border of Peru. You can see it right there triggering landslides, thousands this morning without power and tsunami warnings and advisories overnight. "Sirens ] Reporter: This morning tsunami sirens blaring, chaos as an 8.2 magnitude earthquake rocks the coast of Chile. Driving almost a million people to evacuate their homes, fires burning after a six-foot tsunami followed the quake. Watch as this surveillance video captures people running from a store, some holding children, bottles flying from the chefs. At least six people are dead and many more injured. Here, people evacuating hospitals, told to stay out of their cars. The evacuation itself seemed to go very smoothly although authorities requested that people evacuate on foot. Reporter: The quake striking more than 12 miles beneath the ocean floor, 86 miles from the E epicenter off the northern port city of Arica. 300 inmates escaping from a women's prison. Chile's military dispatching special forces to guard against looting. The earthquake even shaking buildings as far away as Bolivia and Peru. You could feel the wall moving, as well as the floor. Reporter: American mother Tina Andrews touring Peru with her family when they had to evacuate their hotel. Rushed outside to the courtyard. My kids were very upset but we were really fortunate. A majority of earthquakes in this world do happen in something called the ring of fire and this one is right there. This ring of fire has been extremely active for the past seven days more than 1700 earthquakes worldwide. We've been hearing about those in Los Angeles and, of course, this is not the only effect. We do still have tsunami advisories for the islands here in Hawaii. No major tsunami expected. It's not going to travel that much but the currents are going to be rough and watching that coming up. Also that severe weather today and tomorrow, back here domestically we have our own
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