False Alarm: Earthquake in Antarctica sparks panic in Chile

>An earthquake in Antarctica forced the evacuation of 80 people from a Chilean scientific base

>6.9 temblor struck Saturday evening, about 134 miles northeast of the Bernardo O’Higgins Station, forcing dozens at the research station to flee.

>Chile’s interior ministry sent an alert to cellphones around the South American nation telling people to abandon the coastal region, sending people as far north as Santiago into a panic.

>Officials later clarified that the alert was a false alarm.