An earthquake in Antarctica has forced the evacuation of 80 people from a Chilean science base – and caused some panic in the country’s coastal areas when a problem in the emergency alarm system mistakenly sent a tsunami warning.
Temperatures hit 6.9 on Saturday night, about 134 miles northeast of Bernardo O’Higgins Station, forcing dozens at the research station to flee.
The Chilean Interior Ministry sent a signal to mobile phones around the South American nation, telling people to leave the coastal region, sending people north to Santiago in panic.
Officers later clarified that the signal was a false alarm.
With Post wires