Chile Earthquake, Tsunami Caught On Cam (April 1, 2014 Video)

Cameras caught the ground, buildings, vehicles and houses shaking when a magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit Chile on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Chile Earthquake
Photo courtesy of @PhiIIip_Thomas / BBC UK / Twitter

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the shallow quake that struck approximately 100 kilometers northwest of the mining port of Iquique near the Peruvian border was measured at 12.5 miles (20.1 km) below the seabed.

According to various reports, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a large tsunami was generated by the temblor. The biggest wave reported was about 2 meters tall. The tsunami alert was canceled for most coastal areas early Wednesday, April 2.

There were at least five reported deaths caused by the quake. Authorities said the fatalities included people who died of heart attack and those who were hit by concrete or debris from collapsing walls.

Residents from coastal areas were forced to evacuate. School buildings and other facilities were reportedly being used as temporary shelter for the survivors.

Classes in affected areas, which were declared emergency zone, have been suspended on Wednesday. Assessment as to the extent of damage to property is being undertaken, reports said.

These are the videos of the Chile earthquake and tsunami that were made available online so far.