Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks northern Chile: officials

Update: April, 03/2014 - 11:11

SANTIAGO — Another powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile late on Wednesday just over 24 hours after a deadly 8.2 jolt there, authorities said.

A tsunami alert was issued and thousands of people were ordered to evacuate inland from coastal areas, according to authorities who had first measured the quake at 7.4. — AFP