Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chile — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile

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SANTIAGO, Chile — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile, prompting tens of thousands to flee the coast for higher ground amid fears it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the area .
Thousands of people fled to higher ground but there have been no reports of deaths or serious damage.
Some hurried into the streets, with those near the ocean seeking higher ground from fear of a possible tsunami.
Chile is still rebuilding after last February's massive quake, which smashed infrastructure and triggered a tsunami that devastated several coastal towns, killing more than 400 people.