| 13.4°C Belfast

Video: Powerful earthquake strikes Chile

A powerful earthquake has shaken southern Chile, initially prompting officials to order an evacuation of coastal areas to guard against a possible tsunami.

The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.6 and said it struck near the southern tip of Chiloe Island, about 25 miles south-south-west of Puerto Quello and at a depth of 22 miles.

Most Watched Videos