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In pictures: Earthquake in Chile

Residents walk in the earthquake-hit town of Maria Elena, Chile, 14 November, 2007

Northern Chile has been hit by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, killing two and injuring hundreds.

Residents embrace next to a tent in Maria Elena, Chile, Nov. 14, 2007

Thousands of houses have been destroyed, leaving many homeless. The government is sending hundreds of emergency shelters to the region.

An earthquake-damaged house, in Tocopilla, Chile, 14 November 2007

In the city of Tocopilla 100 of the city's houses were destroyed and another 2,500, or 40% of the city's total, were damaged.

A car is crushed by the concrete awning of a hotel in Tocopilla, Chile, 14 November, 2007

In the city of Antofagasta, a number of cars were crushed when the concrete awning of a hotel collapsed.

With the electricity down, residents of Maria Elena, Chile, are forced to use a torch, 14 Nov 2007

The earthquake knocked out power lines throughout the region, and electric power was down in many areas.

Produce is scattered over the floor of a supermarket in Maria Elena, Chile, 14 November, 2007

Power had been restored to 85% of the region by late on Wednesday night, Chile's national emergency director said.

A family wait outside their house in the mining town of Maria Elena, Chile, 14 November, 2007

Northern Chile - where the Nazca tectonic plate imeets the South American plate - is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.





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