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Aftershocks hit Chile

New president calls for coastal residents to move to higher ground


 

Chile was rocked by a 7.2 aftershock just minutes before the country was set to swear in new president, Sebastian Pinera. It was the second aftershock of the day, following an earlier one that measured 5.2, and served as a reminder of the massive 8.8 earthquake that struck last month, destroying 500,000 homes and killing hundreds. After his swearing-in, Pinera urged coastal residents to move to higher ground and had the hall of Congress, which itself lies close to the coastline, evacuated.

CBC


 
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