China News Service, January 24th, a comprehensive report, at about 7:36 on the 24th Beijing time, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred near the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica, with a focal depth of 9.6 kilometers.
Subsequently, Chile ordered the withdrawal of the country's scientific research base in Antarctica.
According to the website of the US Geological Survey, after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred near the South Shetland Islands (previously reported as magnitude 7.0, after adjustment), there have been several earthquakes of magnitude 5 or so.
In addition, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred near the Chilean capital, Santiago, and no casualties were reported.
Reuters reported that Chile’s National Emergency Office ordered the evacuation of the country’s scientific research base in Antarctica.
According to reports, 80 people have been evacuated from the base of President Eduardo Frey Montalva.
After the earthquake, the Chilean Ministry of Internal Affairs erroneously issued a tsunami warning concerning the evacuation of people from coastal areas. The department has apologized for this, calling it “technical reasons” and regretted the panic and the inconvenience caused to the people.