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In photos: Chileans evacuate after massive earthquake triggers tsunami alert

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Residents walk to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014. A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was shallow at 12.5 miles below the seabed and struck about 100 km northwest of the mining port of Iquique near the Peruvian border.

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Residents stay on the last floor of their building during a vertical evacuation after a Tsunami alarm at Iquique city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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Chileans gather in the streets outside their homes after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast where they gathered to avoid a possible tsunami after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

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A view of the city of Iquique, Chile, after an earthquake struck late Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

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A fire burns at a restaurant after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

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An elderly person is evacuated from a shelter after a tsunami alarm at Antofagasta city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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People are evacuated from their shelter after a tsunami alarm at Antofagasta city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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A military convoy travels along a road after a tsunami alarm at Iquique city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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A fire is seen at Iquique city from the top floor of a building during a vertical evacuation after a tsunami alarm at Iquique city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.

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