Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

People flee the "Costa Verde" bay after a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1, 2014. (credit: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

300 Inmates Escape From Chilean Prison Following Deadly 8.2 Quake

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.