Earthquake wrecks Chile

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After the earthquake

On the 1st of April a massive earthquake hit the north coast of Chile, causing a small tsunami.The earthquake began at 8:46pm with a really high magnitude of 8.2.The earthquake was so strong it set off tsunami warnings in Hawaii. .The earthquake damaged an airport and 6 people were killed.The tsunami sunk some boats but otherwise did not do too much damage.During the aftermath of the earthquake, 293 prisoners escaped from a women’s prison in Iquique when a wall collapsed. Some came back but the Chilean soldiers had to go look for the rest. “We have taken action to ensure public order in the case of Iquique,” Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said.

Written by: Regina

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