Updated: 04/03/2014 02:40 | By Agence France-Presse

Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake

Japan issued a tsunami alert early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake across the Pacific Ocean in Chile.


Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake

People walk along a road damaged by a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on their way to Iquique, northern Chile, on April 2, 2014 - by Juan Leonel

The Japan Meteorological Agency said a tsunami of up to 1.0 metre (three feet) may hit eastern Pacific coast regions.

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