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A massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake rocked Chile early Saturday, killing at least 122 people and triggering tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific basin.
Numerous tsunami waves have been reported in the Pacific, with one reaching as high as 7.7 feet in the central Chile coastal town of Talcahuano, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Sirens sounded at 6 a.m. Friday across Hawaii, warning people of a possible tsunami and telling people in coastal areas to evacuate.
“They’re going to sound the sirens to air on the side of caution and make sure there’s enough time to get people out of the evacuation zones, which are the coastal areas that may be affected,” Brian Shiro of the Pacific Tsuanmi Warning Center said.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said she expected the death toll in her country to rise.
You can get streaming Chile TV here. News and pictures, updates. Death toll now more than 120 people.
Live coverage from Hawaii via MSNBC is here. Threat of tsunami has caused evacuation of beach fronts.
The planet is doing what it is capable of doing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all in Chile and the Pacific.
Updates (2/27/10, 12:45 pm ET): New photos from WaPo.