"Powerful Quake Off Chile Slams Waves Into Coastal Towns; Eight Killed"

"Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes.

After the powerful quake hit on Wednesday evening, the government ordered evacuations from coastal areas to avoid a repeat of a quake disaster in 2010 when authorities were slow to warn of a tsunami that killed hundreds.

As the risk subsided, the government lifted its tsunami warning on Thursday morning."

Anthony Esposito reports for Reuters September 17, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 09/17/2015