The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi101° Hot

Tonight

Lo68° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi98° Hot

Sunday Night

Lo72° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi93° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo67° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi90° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo65° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo63° Mostly Clear

New evacuations in Chile after major aftershock

Send to Kindle
Print This

IQUIQUE, Chile — Coastal residents of Chile’s far-north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes early today after a major aftershock rattled an area hit a day earlier by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that caused some damage and six deaths. No new major damage or casualties were reported.

After the 7.6-magnitude aftershock struck just before midnight Wednesday, Chile’s Emergency Office and navy issued a tsunami alert and ordered a precautionary evacuation of low-lying areas for the country’s whole 2,500-mile Pacific coastline. Chile’s evacuation order was lifted at around 2 a.m. today.

View my options or Sign in