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Tsunami Watch for Hawaii after 8.3 Chile quake

Posted at 6:39 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 19:39:37-04

A powerful earthquake has shaken Chile's capital, causing buildings to sway and people to take refuge in the streets.

2 Works for You sister station in Arizona reported that the U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 8.3. Chilean authorities recorded it as 7.2.

U.S. officials say the quake was centered about 153 miles (246 kilometers) north-northwest of Santiago.

As a result of the quake, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said a Tsunami Watch is in effect for the state.