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Green earthquake alert (5.7M,depth:14.31km) in Chile at 4/28/2017 4:05:55 PM

Green Earthquake in Chile

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

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.7M, Depth:14.31km
  • 28 Apr 2017 16:05:55 UTC
  • 1674684 people within 100km

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

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 5.7 M
  • Depth: 14.31 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 20 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -33.1204, -71.8243
  • Time (UTC): 28 Apr 2017 16:05:55
  • Time (ECT): 28 Apr 2017 18:05:55

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340). The distance to the nearest coast is 6km. The nearest places are Laguna Verde (12km), Cerro Colorado (15km), Playa Ancha (16km), Quintay (17km), Alto del Puerto (20km), and 85 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, 35km), El Belloto (38km), and Quintero (runway 3900ft, 42km). The nearest ports are Valparaiso (17km), Quintero (41km), San Antonio (59km), and Papudo (72km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 20km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km 1.3 million people 77
50 km 950000 people 121
20 km 36000 people 29 Very likely
10 km <1000 people 0 Very likely

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