8.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Chile – Tsunami Alert [VIDEO]
A strong magnitude 8.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean. Tsunami alerts are in effect for portions of South America.
Update 8:45PM: According to the NWS, the magnitude has now been upgraded to 8.2.
The National Weather Service in Seattle has indicated that a tsunami has formed but at this point is not a threat to the United States.
8.0 quake near northern Chile. A tsunami was created. But at this time, there is NO WATCH or WARNING for Pacific NW Coast. #wawx
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) April 2, 2014
Watch video from Chile where you can hear the Tsunami Alert
Alerta Tsunami Antofagasta, Chile