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Large earthquake recorded off the coast of Chile

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A large earthquake recorded off he coast of Chile late Tuesday is prompting a tsunami warning for parts of South America's Coast.
According the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake registered at 8.0 and happened about 53 miles northwest of Iquique, a port city in Chile.
Tsunami warnings are in effect for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. 
In addition, there is a Tsunami watch in effect for Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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