Photo Essay

  • A diver walks between boats washed inland after a tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014.
  • People flee the "Costa Verde" bay after a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1, 2014.
  • An elderly person is evacuated from a shelter after a tsunami alarm at Antofagasta city, north of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.
  • A view of the city of Iquique, Chile, after an earthquake struck late Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
  • Fishing boats washed ashore by a small tsunami sit in Caleta Riquelme, adjacent to the port, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, April 2, 2014.
  • Firefighters try to extinguish a fire on a restaurant by the sea shore after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Iquique.
  • Residents take their belongings to higher ground after a Tsunami alarm at Talcahuano city, south of Santiago on the southern Pacific coast, April 1, 2014.
  • Locals gather on the street following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's Pacific coast on April 1, 2014 in Antofagasta.
  • Boats are washed up the harbor installations in Iquique, Chile, April 2, 2014.
  • Fishermen navigate their boat out of the Chorrillo dock in the Pacific Ocean waters of Lima, Peru, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, about 87 miles from the Peruvian border. Tsunami warnings issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador have been lifted. Six deaths have been reported.
  • Locals take refuge at the city stadium following a tsunami alert after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, on April 1, 2014 in Iquique.
  • People survey the "Costa Verde" bay from atop a hill following a tsunami alert in Lima on April  1, 2014.
  • Morning fog lifts at the Chorrillo dock in the Pacific Ocean, revealing small scale fishing boats in Lima, Peru, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, about 87 miles from the Peruvian border. Tsunami warnings issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador have been lifted. Six deaths have been reported.
  • Teodocio Perez, 71, covered with a thin layer of wet sand, looks out at the Pacific Ocean during his morning exercises on the Playa de Pescadores shore in Lima, Peru, April 2, 2014. Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile's long coastline early Wednesday. Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth'€™s crust.
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Photos: Deadly quake hits South America

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Chileans are slowly recovering from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook South America Tuesday night. At least five people were killed after suffering from heart attacks or being crushed under rubble, Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said.

The earthquake, which struck Chile’s northern coast near a major port city, triggered a small tsunami. Several cities were impacted with waves as tall as six feet. Additionally, a tsunami warning was issued for the Pacific coast of South America, as well as for Hawaii due to strong currents. Multiple aftershocks were felt as far as Bolivia and Peru, shaking buildings and setting off landslides.

As officials begin to assess the damage, security personnel continue their search for inmates who escaped from a women’s prison in the city of Iquique and have not yet been returned.