miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2015

GREEN earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:27.52km) in Chile at 9/30/2015 6:21:16 PM

Green Earthquake in Chile


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:27.52km
  • 30 Sep 2015 18:21:16 UTC
  • 526150 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 27.52 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -30.5792, -71.7692
  • Time (UTC): 30 Sep 2015 18:21:16
  • Time (ECT): 30 Sep 2015 20:21:16

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420). The distance to the nearest coast is 6km. The nearest places are Los Hornitos (18km), and Angostura (19km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest hydrodams are Recoleta (64km). The nearest protected areas are Bosque de Fray Jorge (6km), and Punta Lengua de Vaca (33km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Santa Rosa de Tabali (36km), and Ovalle (57km). The nearest ports are Guayacan (78km), and Coquimbo (80km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 3000m. The area has steep slopes (up to 30 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 130000 people 7
50 km 33000 people 4
20 km 3200 people 2
10 km <1000 people 1



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