Earthquake strikes Chile, all missionaries accounted for and safe

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A dog stands in a flooded street among debris left behind by an earthquake-triggered tsunami in the coastal town of Coquimbo, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Several coastal towns were flooded from small tsunami waves set off by late Wednesday's quake, which shook the Earth so strongly that rumbles were felt across South America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
A dog stands in a flooded street among debris left behind by an earthquake-triggered tsunami in the coastal town of Coquimbo, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Several coastal towns were flooded from small tsunami waves set off by late Wednesday’s quake, which shook the Earth so strongly that rumbles were felt across South America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

The northern coast of Chile was struck by an 8.3-magnitude earthquake and set off tsunami waves Wednesday night according to the associated press, sourced by Yahoo. According to Weather.com, “Chilean authorities said at least 11 people have died as a result of earthquake-related incidents, and officials continue to assess the damage as a flurry of aftershocks continues to rattle the South American country.”

Tad Walch of the Deseret News cited all LDS missionaries serving in the area affected by the earthquake are “accounted for and safe”, perĀ Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

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