domingo, 28 de mayo de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:42.24km) in Chile at 5/28/2017 12:05:49 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 4.8M, Depth:42.24km
  • 28 May 2017 12:05:49 UTC
  • 606309 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: 42.24 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -30.7258, -71.4127
  • Time (UTC): 28 May 2017 12:05:49
  • Time (ECT): 28 May 2017 14:05:49

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChile, Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420). The nearest places are Chalinga (2km), Camarico (5km), Las Damas (11km), San Julián (11km), Soco (13km), and 80 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Santa Rosa de Tabali (7km), Ovalle (41km), Las Tacas (71km), La Florida (runway 6300ft, 93km), and Auco (96km). The nearest ports are Guayacan (86km), and Coquimbo (86km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 180000 people 10
50 km 140000 people 18
20 km 19000 people 15
10 km 4800 people 15



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