Massive 8.0 Quake Off Chile Sparks Tsunami Alert For Pacific Coast Of South, Central America

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America's Pacific coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles below the seabed, and struck at 6:46 p.m. 62 miles northwest of the mining port of Iquique, near the Peruvian border.

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