Strong earthquake shakes the Antarctic

Strong earthquake shakes the Antarctic

In the antarctic A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has been measured. A settlement in the coastal area and several air force bases were evacuated for fear of a tsunami.

Following a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0, Chile’s disaster control agency Onemi issued a tsunami warning for the coastal region of Antarctica on Saturday, but later removed it. According to officials, the earthquake was measured at a depth of ten kilometers, about 210 kilometers east of Eduardo Frei, the Chilean Air Force base on King George Island.

Around 80 residents of a colony were brought to safety near the base. According to Onyemi, three other Chilean bases and five other countries have also been temporarily evacuated.

You can see that the tremors were felt in the video above – or here.

150 residents in summer, 80 in winter

The Eduardo Free Base is the largest Chilean base in Antarctica. The nearby township has a hospital and a school, among other things. Maximum 150 people live in summer and 80 on average in winter.

Another 5.9 magnitude earthquake also occurred near the capital Santiago de Chile on Saturday evening. According to the Onemi Authority, no damage was done. Chile is one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world.

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