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.
THE petrifying experience of being at the centre of an earthquake hasn't sent Debbie Mann and Brian Power packing back to their Yeppoon sanctuary.
YEPPOON couple Debbie Mann and Brian Power are staying in a humble bed and breakfast in earthquake-struck Chile as they wait to get out of the country.
YEPPOON'S Brian Power and Debbie Mann were in Chile on the weekend when an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck, killing hundreds nearby.
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.