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A magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile early Saturday.
Chile is in South America.
At least 6 people were killed.
This is a very powerful earthquake.
May be more people were killed.
The earthquake was located near the city of Concepcion.
Concepcion is the second largest city in Chile.
The city is 212 miles (341km) from capital Santiago.
The earthquake struck at 3:34 am (1:34am ET).
There are reports of collapsed building in Santiago.
So far CNN has not reported the destruction in Conception.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.
Tsunami watch has been issued for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.
The center recorded a tsunami wave as high as 9 feet.
According to USGS the largest earthquake in the world was recorded in Chile.
It happened on May 22, 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5 killing 1665 people.
This is a real disaster and I am very sad to learn about this news.
I hope that we can stop the earthquakes.
Okinawa was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
It happened at 5:31 am (3:31pm Friday ET) early Saturday.
ET means USA’s Eastern Time.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to the people in the Okinawa Islands, Amami Islands and Tokara Islands.
They should avoid the beaches and the sea.
Tsunami is giant waves.
The quake was centered about 6 miles (10km) deep and about 53 miles (85km) from Okinawa.
So far CNN said they haven’t received any news about the damage or casualty on the islands.
Anyway, I guess the aftermath will not be as bad as in the Haiti’s earthquake.
Earthquake is a natural disaster.
I think we must avoid earthquake.