Chile earthquake death toll rises to six
(CNN) — The death toll from a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of northern Chile rose to at least 6 Wednesday morning, according to the Chilean office of national emergency.
The earlier death included four men and one woman — two who suffered heart attacks and three who were crushed in the late Tuesday quake, which triggered small landslides, caused power outages and and generating a tsunami, officials said.
But geologists say an even larger quake in the region is lurking.
“This magnitude 8.2 is not the large earthquake that we were expecting in this area,” said Mark Simons, a geophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena, California. “We’re expecting a potentially even larger earthquake.”