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Waves of aftershocks strike Chile after mega 8.3 quake

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Scattered reports are coming in about structural damage to building and power outages in Chile, following the massive 8.3 earthquake.

Scattered reports are coming in about structural damage to building and power outages in Chile, following the massive 8.3 earthquake. There have since been more than 12 aftershocks felt in the coastal town of La Serena.

Officials have reported that a bridge in Los Vilos was damaged. And there are unconfirmed reports of landslides near Los Vilos, Salamanca, and Coquimbo.

One report stated that a 10-foot tsunami wave occurred in Coquimbo, Chile, and other areas along the coast reported waves from 6 inches to 5 feet high. Waves of 1.3 meters were recorded by sea level stations near Valparaiso, Chile.

The airport in Santiago, Chile, was inspected and no structural damage was reported; normal operation has resumed.