back to top

Powerful 7.6-Magnitude Aftershock Strikes Chile The Day After A Massive Earthquake Hit The Same Area

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's Pacific coast on April 1, killing six people. Update: A 7.6-magnitude aftershock struck the same area Wednesday night, triggering tsunami warnings.

Posted on

A tsunami warning was issued for Chile and Peru following the earthquake.

Aldo Solimano/AFP / Getty Images

People walk along a cracked road in Iquique, northern Chile, on April 2, a day after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast.

Chile's northern coast was ordered evacuated following the tsunami warning and the country's president, Michelle Bachelet, was evacuated from the coastal city of Arica, where she was touring damage from Tuesday's quake, local media reported.

Video uploaded to YouTube purported to show the large aftershock in Arica, Chile.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

Following the earthquake, six people were reported dead.

Bachelet declared a state of emergency and sent a military plane with 100 anti-riot police to join 300 soldiers in the region to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners.

This video from Chile appears to show shaking during Tuesday night's 8.2-magnitude earthquake.

View this video on YouTube

In this YouTube video, warning sirens can be heard in the background as people look at the water.

View this video on YouTube

Tsunami warnings can be heard over a loud speaker in Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday night.

View this video on YouTube

Instagram video from Arica, Chile:

Residents in coastal areas were asked to evacuate on Tuesday night following a tsunami warning.

#Chile evacuación total en #Iquique

The evacuations taking place in Chile:

Evacuación #antofagasta #avenidaargentina

Javiera Mora Araya@Jabimora

Evacuación 😱 #antofagasta #avenidaargentina

02:15 PM - 1 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

CHILE JUSTO AHORA, EL MAR SE HA RECOGIDO, ATENCION VIENEN OLAS FUERTES

VillaRumores@VillaRumores

CHILE JUSTO AHORA, EL MAR SE HA RECOGIDO, ATENCION VIENEN OLAS FUERTES

03:09 PM - 1 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This video posted to YouTube appears to show people evacuating following the earthquake near Arica, Chile.

View this video on YouTube

People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast, after gathering to avoid a possible tsunami on Tuesday night.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

Contact Michelle Broder Van Dyke at michelle@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.