Chile Earthquake damage 25 December
A damaged road is seen after a quake at Tarahuin, on Chiloe island, southern Chile, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alvaro Vidal

Tsunami warnings have been lifted following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake off the coast of southern Chile, around 74km west of Puerto Quellon. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of around 30km at 2.22pm on 25 December, according to USGS.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) had earlier issued a warning of hazardous waves for some coasts within 1,000km of the epicentre, possibly at heights of 1m to 3m. The PTWC now says the Tsunami threat has passed.

Chile's National Office for Emergency has issued warnings and evacuations of coastal areas for the regions of Biobío, La Araucanía, Los Ríos, Los Lagos and Aysén.

The port city of Quellon is closest to the epicentre, with a population of around 22,000.

Chile Earthquake Tsunami Warning 25 December