Powerful quake shakes Chile's capital; five killed

September 17, 2015 9:08 AM

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Powerful quake shakes Chile's capital; five killed

SANTIAGO – A major earthquake just offshore rattled Chileans, killing five people and shaking the Earth so strongly the tremor was felt in places across South America.

Authorities worked into the early hours on Thursday assessing damage in several coastal towns that saw flooding from small tsunami waves set off by the quake. The magnitude-8.3 quake hit off northern Chile on Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authori...

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