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Earthquake in Antarctica sparks panic in Chile

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An earthquake in Antarctica pressured the evacuation of 80 folks from a Chilean scientific base — and brought about a little bit of panic within the nation’s coastal areas, when a glitch in an emergency message system mistakenly despatched out a tsunami warning.

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The 6.9 temblor struck Saturday night, about 134 miles northeast of the Bernardo O’Higgins Station, forcing dozens on the analysis station to flee.

Chile’s inside ministry sent an alert to cellphones across the South American nation telling folks to desert the coastal area, sending folks as far north as Santiago right into a panic.

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Officers later clarified that the alert was a false alarm.

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