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Earthquake in La Serena

January 21st, 2019

Saturday there was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake 15km from Coquimbo, Chile. Observing at Gemini South is cancelled until further notice. Initial inspection of the Gemini South telescope shows no critical issues and staff are going through checks to ensure all is working correctly before releasing for operations again. Any needed repair work will begin on Monday.


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