Chile quake evacuation under way
A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile and Peru's Pacific coast after an earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck off Chile's coast near Iquique.
The US Geological Survey said a quake of this force had the power to generate a "destructive tsunami" for coastlines.
The Chilean authorities have used TV to order the evacuation of coastal areas, urging citizens to escape speedily.
The BBC's Leonardo Rocha spoke to Mike Embley
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean