Preliminary 7.7 earthquake occurs in southern Chile

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 has occurred about 39 kilometres southwest of Puerto Quellon, Chile. An evacuation order was issued for areas within 1,000 kilometres of the epicentre, including the coastal areas of Biobio, Araucania, Los Rios, Aysen.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid coastal areas. There are no initial reports of damage or injuries. Avoid travel to these areas at this time. Infrastructure could be damaged. Expect aftershocks in coming days.

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