Chile rattled by successive tremors
Updated 12:04, 24-Jan-2021

Two tremors hit Chilean territory minutes apart on Saturday evening, first in Antarctica followed by a second close to the capital Santiago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 jolted South Shetland Islands at 2336 GMT, while the second of magnitude 5.8 struck the Chile-Argentina border region at 0007 GMT early Sunday morning.

There is no report of casualties or property loss yet.

The Chinese Embassy in Chile said the Great Wall Station on King George Island, in the Southern Shetland Islands, felt the tremors. However, everyone is safe, and no equipment damage has been reported.

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