TIDAL WAVE

Tsunami Generated After Earthquake Strikes Off Northern Chilean Coast

After the 8.2. magnitude earthquake rocked the Chilean coast and left six people, it triggered a massive tsunami. Here are photos of the aftermath in the Iquique Province.

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Shipwrecked

These fishing boats at Riquelme Cove, in Iquique, northern Chile, were wrecked after a tsunami which followed Tuesday's earthquake. The quake struck at a depth of 10km (six miles), 83km from Iquique. The tsunami's ripple effects were felt as far away as Indonesia.

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Taking refuge

Chilean locals seek shelter at Iquique's city stadium following a tsunami alert after the powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast.

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Battling the flames

Firefighters in Iquique try to extinguish a fire in a seaside restaurant after the earthquake.

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Keeping watch

People observe the "Costa Verde" bay from a hill following a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1.

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Floating away

A pair of chairs in a flooded area of Iquique, northern Chile, float away in the aftermath of the quake.

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Higher ground

Residents stay on the top floor of their building during a vertical evacuation, after a tsunami alarm in Iquique. 

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Clearing the destruction

While thousands of people who evacuated Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning, authorities in Iquique still had to clean up the wreckage, including transporting vehicles and boats damaged on the shore after the tsunami.

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Domestic damage

A house in Arica was hit hard after the powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake.

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Vulnerable victims

An elderly person is evacuated from a shelter after a tsunami alarm at Antofagasta city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast.

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Standing guard

In the calm following the earthquake, soldiers guard a supermarket in Iquique to prevent looting.

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Fleeing the storm

In response to a tsunami alert, people flee Lima's "Costa Verde" bay area on April 1. A tsunami warning was issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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Damage on the shore

A diver walks between boats washed inland after the effects of the tsunami were felt in Iquique.