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Chilean Police Warn Residents Along Pacific Coast After Tsunami Alert

Chilean police patrolled along the waterfront in Puerto Saavedra on March 4, after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on the other side of the Pacific Ocean led to tsunami warnings in South America.

Chilean officials issued a “yellow alert” for coastal communities and published a schedule for areas facing possible tsunami threat, starting with Easter Island overnight.

This footage was recorded in Puerto Saavedra, where police used speakers to exhort residents to leave coastal areas. Credit: Carabineros Región de La Araucanía via Storyful