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 reportedthat 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.
A Tsunami Watch is in effect after a 7.9M earthquake off Chile. Estimated wave arrival is 228 AM on Sept 17.
— SCD / Hawaii EMA (@HI_CivilDefense) September 16, 2015