Obama tells Americans to heed tsunami warnings, says US ready to help rescue efforts in Chile

President Barack Obama

Massive Chile earthquake spawns tsunami, threatens Pacific Rim, Hawaii issues warning sirens

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Blaring sirens awaken Hawaii residents and tourists, alerting them of impending tsunami

Hawaii sounds tsunami warning sirens

HONOLULU — Sirens across Hawaii are blaring a warning to tourists and residents of a potential tsunami.

Samoa issues alert to begin coastal evacuations for expected tsunami

Samoa issued alert to begin evacuations

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Authorities on the Pacific islands of American Samoa and Samoa are urging their citizens to take shelter from the tsunami headed their way that was generated by the massive Chilean earthquake.

US offers aid to Chile; country was hit early Saturday by powerful earthquake

US offers help to Chile

WASHINGTON — The U.S. pledged to help Chile after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday and kept watch on a tsunami heading for Hawaii.

Huge quake hits Chile, causing vast damage; tsunami threatens nations across Pacific

Huge quake hits Chile; tsunami threatens Pacific

Toll in Chile quake rises to 76 (Fourth Lead)

SANTIAGO - Chilean authorities reported that at least 76 people had been killed in an 8.8-point earthquake that also inflicted major damage on the South American country early Saturday.

Tsunami after Chile quake expected to reach Australia, Asian shores

Asia braces for tsunami after Chile quake

TOKYO — Wide swaths of the south Pacific, Asia and Australia braced for a tsunami after a devastating earthquake hit the coast of Chile on Saturday.

Hawaii under tsunami warning; Calif. coast, Alaskan islands under advisory

Hawaii under tsunami warning

EWA BEACH, Hawaii — Hawaii braced Saturday for a potentially damaging tsunami, after a massive earthquake off Chile sent waves across the Pacific Ocean.

Toll in Chile quake rises to 47: President (Third Lead)

Santiago, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in a powerful earthquake which struck Chile Saturday has risen to 47, the country’s President Michelle Bachelet said.

The world’s strongest earthquakes

The world’s strongest earthquakes

Here is a list of earthquakes that registered at least magnitude 8.6.

8.8-magnitude earthquake hits Chile, collapsing buildings in capital, setting off tsunami

8.8-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile