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A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit near Chile, sparking fears of a tsunami

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I'm 48 years old and I've never felt anything so strong.
Luis Ramirez, local taxi driver

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Chile on Sunday, prompting an evacuation order as officials fear a tsunami.

The quake hit at 9:22 Eastern time near the southern tip of Chiloe Island. Chile's naval oceanographic service declared a preventative tsunami alert and began evacuations. There were no official reports of damage, though officials said some should be expected.

Here's where the quake hit.

Some local roads were badly damaged.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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