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UPDATE: 6 dead in Chile quake

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Authorities have lifted tsunami warnings for Chile's long coastline after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the country's northern coast.
   Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks.
   President Michelle Bachelet says the extent of damage from Tuesday night's quake is still being assessed. She's declared a state of emergency in the region and has sent a military plane with 100 anti-riot police to join 300 soldiers deployed to prevent looting and round up 300 inmates who escaped from a women's prison.
   The powerful quake and more than 20 significant aftershocks touched off landslides that blocked roads, knocked out power for thousands, damaged an airport and provoked fires that destroyed several businesses.
   Near the quake's offshore epicenter, authorities say hospitals treated minor injuries and some homes made of adobe were destroyed.

SANTIGO, Chile (AP) -- Nearly one million people in Chile have evacuated their homes for fear of tsunamis after a massive earthquake struck the country Tuesday.  At least six people were killed.  Authorities say the deaths were caused from heart attacks or being crushed.

The 8.2 earthquake hit near the northern coast just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday.  Officials say seven foot waves were spotted near the epicenter.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued several warnings, but all of them were later canceled.
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