lunes, 16 de abril de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Chile on 4/16/2018 12:31:35 PM

M 4.8 in Chile on 16 Apr 2018 12:31 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M4.8
  • Depth: 35.47 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 16 Apr 2018 12:31
  • Exposed Population: 460000 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420). The distance to the nearest coast is 40km. The nearest places are Guayacán (40km), Trigo Blanco (41km), Coquimbo (150000 people , 43km), Punta Teatinos (44km), La Compañía (46km), and 26 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Las Tacas (48km), La Florida (runway 6300ft, 53km), Ovalle (83km), and Huancara (98km). The nearest ports are Guayacan (40km), Coquimbo (43km), and Cruz Grande (59km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 420000 people 24
50 km 360000 people 46
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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