A tsunami alert for Australia's east coast followed a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake on February 27, 2010, which struck off the coast of Chile, killing hundreds and toppling buildings.
YEPPOON'S Brian Power and Debbie Mann were in Chile on the weekend when an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck, killing hundreds nearby.
BUNDABERG beaches were off limits to swimmers yesterday after a deadly earthquake in Chile sparked a tsunami warning for the east coast of Australia.
THREE beaches in the Bundaberg region were reopened this afternoon following earlier closures due to a tsunami alert.
AUSTRALIA has all but escaped the wrath of a Pacific Ocean tsunami triggered by a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of central Chile.