A huge earthquake centered just of the coast of Peru, along with the tsunami it created cause a catastrophic amout of damage to the coastal towns. Arica, Arequipa, Chala, Moquegua, Mollendo, and Ilo were the worst affected towns with a tsunami of 15m repoted in Arica and Chala. The tsunami reached as far as California, Hawaii, Yokohama, the Philippines, Sydney, and New Zealand. The quake wa felt up to 900 km away. The earthquake also cause a lot of damage.