Part of the Antarctic coast was issued a tsunami warning on Sunday after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.

Authorities said later on Sunday that the warning was no longer valid.

According to media reports, the Chilean Ministry of Interior first sent an evacuation message about the country’s coastal areas to Chilean telephones around the country.

This was later found to be a mistake, as the message was to apply only to Antarctica.

However, many coastal townspeople are already getting scared and start leaving coastal towns.

The Chilean Ministry of Interior regretted what happened later.