Powerful earthquake measuring 7.7 hits Southern Chile

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A powerful earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Chile on Sunday, said reports.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami warning in the southern Chile region following the tremblor.

The epicentre of the quake was around 225 kms from south-west of Puerto Montt in southern Chile, at a depth of 15 kms.

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According to reports, Chile's national emergency office has issued an alert and ordered the evacuation of coastal areas of Los Lagos region.

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