M 6.8 in Chile from 17 Sep 2015 04:10 UTC to 04:10

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8M
Depth: 80 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.84 , -71
Event Date: 17 Sep 2015 04:10 UTC
Exposed Population: 294929 people within 100km
Source: GEOFON gfz2015sfno
Inserted at: 17 Sep 2015 04:16 UTC

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1097452 1 17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.8M, 80km N/A 290 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 GEOFON
1097457 0.37 17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.3M, 40.09km N/A 130 thousand 00:16 NEIC
1097481 1 17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.7M, 30.15km 5.3 140 thousand 0.1m (at 00:25) 01:19 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The nearest places are Valpara�so, Moraleda, and Salamanca.

Radius Population
100 km 290000 people
75 km 170000 people
50 km 86000 people
20 km 27000 people
10 km 22000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Moraleda Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 7 km
Salamanca Coquimbo Chile Village4 13000 people 7 km
Valpara�so Valparaiso Chile Major city 260000 people 141 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Auco 431 31 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile 49 km
Papudo Chile 86 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Cogoti Cogoti Huatulame 1939 92 km

More information

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