A massive earthquake has hit the coast of Chile, killing dozens of people, flattening buildings and triggering a 7.7 foot tsunami wave. The 8.8-magnitude quake, the country's largest in 25 years, shook the capital Santiago for a minute and half at 3:34am. The death toll is expected to rise, perhaps substantially.
The photo above taken at a freeway near the capital of Santiago. The major elevated highway and bridge connecting northern and southern Chile "was rendered inoperable", CNN reports.
The entire Pacific Rim as far away as Hawaii and Australia are under tsunami warning. Eight foot and four foot tsunami waves were reported in Chile. Beaches are closing in Hawaii and the state is preparing to start evacuations ahead of a tsunami generated by the massive earthquake in Chile, Reuters reports.
CNN reports the Chilean quake was 700 times stronger than last month's 7.7 earthquake that devastated Haiti. More information as it develops ...