Chile declare disaster after earthquake

  • 2 April 2014
People sit outside after tsunami alert in Chile Image copyright AFP

An earthquake measuring has hit off the coast of northern Chile in South America, and the government has declared the area a disaster zone.

Waves as high as two metres hit some areas and there have been power cuts, fires and landslides.

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and a state of emergency has been declared.

Official say at least six people have been killed.