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Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:19.89km) in Chile at 4/23/2017 2:52:37 AM

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 4.8M, Depth:19.89km
  • 23 Apr 2017 02:52:37 UTC
  • 1457813 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 19.89 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -33.0335, -71.9963
  • Time (UTC): 23 Apr 2017 02:52:37
  • Time (ECT): 23 Apr 2017 04:52:37

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340). The distance to the nearest coast is 24km. The nearest places are Laguna Verde (30km), Playa Ancha (32km), Cerro Colorado (33km), Quintay (34km), Barón (37km), and 46 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Vina del Mar (runway 5700ft, 49km), Quintero (runway 3900ft, 52km), and El Belloto (55km). The nearest ports are Valparaiso (34km), Quintero (50km), San Antonio (71km), and Papudo (76km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1 million people 61
50 km 320000 people 41
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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