A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 has struck central Chile, the country's largest in 25 years.
The quake struck at 0634 GMT about 91km (56 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 317km south-west of the capital, Santiago.
Chilean television is reporting 16 deaths so far. Outgoing President Michelle Bachelet called for calm as she went into an emergency meeting.
The US issued an initial tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.
That was later extended to Colombia, Antarctica and Central America. Japan's meteorological agency warned of a potential tsunami across large areas of the Pacific.
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