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No Filipinos hurt in Chile quake—DFA

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:26 PM April 02, 2014

People embrace on the upper floor of an apartment building located a few blocks from the coast where they gathered to avoid a possible tsunami after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, but buildings shook in nearby Peru and in Bolivia’s high altitude capital of La Paz. AP

MANILA, Philippines—No Filipinos were hurt in the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the north coast of Chile early Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

“No report of Pinoys affected,” DFA spokesperson Charles Jose told INQUIRER.net
Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks while tsunami warnings were issued for northernmost Chile.

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