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Chilean authorities express regret for mistakenly setting off tsunami warning after earthquake

Chilean authorities expressed regret for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 216 kilometres northeast of the O’Higgins Chilean scientific base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula on Saturday at 8:36pm. The ministry then mistakenly […]

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Seismologists PUZZLED: More than 30,000 earthquakes have rocked Antarctica since end of August

More than 30,000 earthquakes have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile. The spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent. Scientists with the university’s National Seismological Center said the small quakes, including one stronger than magnitude 6 were detected in the Bransfield […]

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ILLEGAL Chinese fishing vessels STRAY near UNESCO heritage site

The Chilean Navy is closely watching Chinese fishing vessels in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), authorities say. A Chinese fishing fleet has been accused by conservation group Oceana of “pillaging” the waters off the Galapagos Islands for squid. The fleet is made up of more than 400 fishing vessels, of which 11 are currently in […]

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Demonstrators marking a year since the start of mass protests turn violent in Chile

Protests against inequality in Chile turn violent as vandals burned down two churches, virtually destroying one of them. The protests were marking a year since the start of a mass protest movement that rocked Chile for two months. Demonstrators also urged people to vote in favour of a new constitution in a referendum next weekend. […]

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Chilean police start to train sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus

Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people’s sweat, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results. Four dogs have been selected for the initial training, a mix of labradors and golden retrievers who sport green “biodetector” jackets for their task. They are being trained at the Chilean Carabineros´ […]

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Chilean military plane with 38 people disappears en route to Antarctica

A military plane with 38 people on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, the Chilean Air Force said. The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time and operators lost contact soon after 18:00. Those missing include 17 crew and 21 passengers. They were travelling to provide logistical support […]

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Chile cancels climate and APEC summits as anti-government protests continues

Chile cancelled the UN climate change conference as anti-government protests continued. The nation was due to host two major international summits, which now remain cancelled. The COP25 climate summit was scheduled for 2 to 13 December, while the Apec trade forum was next month. The United Nations is now looking at alternative venues. President Sebastián […]

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Chilean president calls protesters “criminals” after violence spreads

Five more people die after looters torch garment factory near Chile’s capital Santiago taking the total death toll in violent protests to at least seven. Firefighters say they found five bodies inside the garment factory burned by rioters in a suburb of Santiago. Earlier on Saturday, three others had died in a supermarket fire in […]

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Chilean president declares emergency in capital Santiago

The Chilean president declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago, giving the military responsibility for security after violent protests erupted over an increase in the price of metro rapid transit system tickets. “I have declared a state of emergency and, to that end, I have appointed Major General Javier Iturriaga del Campo as […]

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Experts suspect fireballs that crashed Chile were speeding alien ships

A mysterious fireball that was spotted in Chile last week was not a meteor, officials suspect that these were unidentified flying objects (UFO) and were not natural. Soon after the incident geologists at Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service reached the impact site and found no evidence of a meteor crash. These scientists also released […]