Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 strikes off the coast of Chile forcing thousands to flee


A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile today but there were no immediate reports of deaths.

The earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck 140 miles southwest of Puerto Montt.

Around 4,000 people were evacuated for fear of a possible tsunami after the quake, but the alert was eased about 90 minutes later.

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