Chileans receive mistaken tsunami warning following Antarctic quake

Terra Daily


Santiago (AFP) Jan 24, 2021

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday off the coast of Antarctica triggered a tsunami warning but panic ensued when a message to abandon coastal areas was sent to a large number of Chileans, some of whom experienced a separate, less dangerous temblor. The shallow Antarctic quake struck at 8:36 pm (2336 GMT) in the sea east of Chile's Eduardo Frei base, the country's National Emerge

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