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Drone brings bird's-eye view of Chile quake damage

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 01:16

A drone reveals the extent of damage to Chile's coastal towns from an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Wednesday night. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Chilean website TVN has released aerial images of the damage from the earthquake and high waves it triggered in the coastal community of Los Vilos. After the powerful quake hit on Wednesday evening, the government ordered evacuations from coastal areas to avoid a repeat of a quake disaster in 2010 when authorities were slow to warn of a tsunami that killed hundreds. As the risk subsided, the government lifted its tsunami warning on Thursday morning, but not before one million people had fled their homes. The quake and heavy waves afterward caused flooding in coastal towns, damaged buildings and knocked out power in parts of central Chile and shook buildings in the capital city of Santiago about 280 km (175 miles) to the south. President Michelle Bachelet said she planned to travel to the areas worst affected by the quake, the biggest to hit the country since 2010. At least 8 people are confirmed dead from the tremblor so far.

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Drone brings bird's-eye view of Chile quake damage

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 01:16