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M 4.5 in Chile on 16 Feb 2017 19:39 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 18.93 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us20008kaw
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -35.8204, -73.8069
  • Time (UTC): 16 Feb 2017 19:39:18
  • Time (ECT): 16 Feb 2017 20:39:18

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1157706 0

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1157706
1 realtime 2017-02-17 01:03:17 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 175640
0 realtime 2017-02-17 01:03:17 No people affected No people affected 0
16 Feb 2017 19:39 4.5M, 18.93km N/A No people affected 04:24 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Bio-Bio (population 1,789,433) .

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bio-Bio Chile 1.7 million people
Maule Chile 860000 people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 710000 people
Araucania Chile 800000 people
Neuquen Argentina 400000 people
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.1 million people
Mendoza Argentina 1.4 million people
Los Lagos Chile 970000 people
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Critical infrastructure

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