Chile Earthquake 2014 Triggers Tsunami Warnings

A powerful earthquake which registered 8.2 magnitude in a Richter Scale struck off the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday evening, resulting in a tsunami in a nearby coast plus more warnings issued for the nearby countries.
Chile Earthquake

Based on the data published by the United States Geological Survey, Chile earthquake 2014 struck about 8:46 p.m. local time and the epicenter was located about 62 miles northwest of Iquique with a depth of 12.5 miles.

According to a CNN report, five people died - two due to heart attacks and three crushed to death.

About 300 prisoners escaped from northern port city of Iquique in the immediate aftermath, said Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo.

Tsunami warnings were initially issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS for multiple countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.