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Green earthquake alert (5.9M,depth:20.41km) in Chile at 4/28/2017 3:30:05 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 5.9M, Depth:20.41km
  • 28 Apr 2017 15:30:05 UTC
  • 1451917 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 5.9 M
  • Depth: 20.41 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 28 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -33.2469, -71.9968
  • Time (UTC): 28 Apr 2017 15:30:05
  • Time (ECT): 28 Apr 2017 17:30:05

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340). The distance to the nearest coast is 25km. The nearest places are Quintay (29km), Laguna Verde (33km), El Quisco (33km), Algarrobo (34km), El Barco (34km), 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, 58km), El Belloto (58km), and Quintero (runway 3900ft, 66km). The nearest ports are Valparaiso (40km), San Antonio (52km), and Quintero (66km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 28km (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 1.1 million people 64
50 km 220000 people 28 Likely
20 km no people 0 Very likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely

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