Tsunami sweeps away towns on Chilean coast
Published 03/02/2010, The Jamestown Sun
When the shaking stopped, Marioli Gatica and her extended family huddled in a circle on the floor of their seaside wooden home in this gritty port town, listening to the radio by a lantern’s light. They heard firefighters urging Talcahuano’s citizens to stay calm and stay inside. They heard nothing of a tsunami — until it slammed into their house with an unearthly roar about an hour after Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 quake.Word count: 961
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