(ANSA) - Santiago, April 3 - The Chilean National Emergency
Service on Thursday lifted a second nationwide tsunami warning
issued after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck near
the northern port city of Iquique.
The quake, which struck late Wednesday night, came on the
heels of a 8.2 magnitude tremor in the same area on Tuesday
evening that killed six people and caused a tidal wave measuring
up to 1.8 m in some places.
"The tsunami alarm has been withdrawn across the whole
country," announced Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo
The first tsunami warning, issued after Tuesday's lethal
earthquake, was lifted Wednesday.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was due to arrive in
the earthquake-hit area on Thursday to oversee rescue