Death Toll Rises to 12 in Chilean Earthquake

September 18, 2015 5:12 AM

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A 12th death was confirmed Thursday in the aftermath of a massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile the day before, officials said.

Around 1 million people fled their homes after the huge earthquake struck at around 6:45 p.m. ET about 29 miles west of Illapel. The quake sparked fears of tsunamis and an advisory was put in place in Hawaii and California, which were later cancelled.

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