Potential Tsunami Alert Issued by Chilean Government

Date: March 4-5, 2021

Location: Coastal areas of Chile

Event: At 6:25 pm today, ONEMI (the Ministry of Interior’s National Office of Emergencies) declared a precautionary alert for potential tsunamis due to an earlier earthquake in New Zealand. This alert applies to all coastal areas of Chile. Residents along the coast are advised to stay away from beaches from tonight until 6:00 am Friday, March 5. For additional updates or information, see ONEMI’s webpage and Twitter account (Spanish only).