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8.0 quake prompts South American tsunami warning

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A tsunami warning has issued an expanded regional tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador after a major magnitude 8.0 earthquake stuck off the coast of Chile.

A tsunami watch is also in effect for Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.

The quake hit near the mining area of Iquique, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It says the quake was very shallow, only 10 km below the seabed, which would have made it feel stronger. It was centered 86 km northwest of Iquique.

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