The quake in the South Shetland Islands had a magnitude of 6.9 with a depth of 9.6 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey, while the earthquake in Chile had a magnitude of 5.8.
The strong quake, which was felt throughout the state, struck shortly before 6pm local time and lasted between 20 and 30 seconds, residents reported. "Yep we felt it too. No reports of damage at this time," the Boise police department said in a tweet. "Stay safe out there Boise. Call us if you need us."
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A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula late on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground before it was called off without any damaging waves.
The Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency said on Twitter the quake had magnitude 6.4 and a depth of 13 km, adding that it did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami.
The quake jolted large areas in the region at 7:23 pm (1023 GMT) with its epicentre located 54 kilometres (34 miles) east of Namie, eastern Fukushima, according to the US Geological Survey said.