updated 4/1/2014 9:08:05 PM ET 2014-04-02T01:08:05

LIMA (Reuters) - Authorities in Peru started evacuating communities in the southern coastal region of Ica on Tuesday after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off neighboring northern Chile, RPP radio reported.

(Reporting By Marco Aquino; Writing by Mitra Taj; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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