miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.5M,depth:10km) in Chile at 7/12/2017 9:08:17 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 5.5M, Depth:10km
  • 12 Jul 2017 09:08:17 UTC
  • About 47974 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -35.3876, -73.2268
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jul 2017 09:08:17
  • Time (ECT): 12 Jul 2017 11:08:17

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Maule (population 862,719). The distance to the nearest coast is 56km. The nearest places are Loanco (59km), Pahuil (65km), and San Antonio (66km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Quivolgo (runway 3100ft, 76km). The nearest ports are Constitucion (76km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 11km (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 1500 people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0 Likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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