SANTIAGO, Chile – A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 64 people, collapsing buildings and setting off a tsunami.
A huge wave reached a populated area in the, 410 miles (660 kilometers) off the Chilean coast, said President Michele Bachelet.
Tsunami warnings were issued over a wide area, including South America, , , Japan, the Philippines, Russia and many .
"It has been a devastating earthquake," Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma told reporters. He said at least 64 people have been killed, and "the death toll will continue rising."
Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile.
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