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M 6.2 in Chile on 15 Apr 2017 08:19 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 6.2 M
  • Depth: 135.11 km (very deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008hu2
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -23.2361, -67.6526
  • Time (UTC): 15 Apr 2017 08:19:41
  • Time (ECT): 15 Apr 2017 10:19:41

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
1164057 1

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1164057
1 realtime 2017-04-15 10:39:17 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 181952
-1 realtime 2017-04-15 10:39:16 7 thousand Few people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
1 realtime 2017-05-26 12:10:19 No people affected No people affected 0
15 Apr 2017 08:19 6.2M, 135.11km N/A 7 thousand 00:19 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 6700 people
75 km 4400 people
50 km 1100 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Antofagasta (population 423,780) . The nearest places are Talabre, Pocor, Toconao, Soncor, Pajonales, Camar, Zapar, Socaire, Tambillo, Chaxas, and Río Blanco.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Antofagasta Chile 420000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Talabre Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 25 km
Pocor Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 36 km
Toconao Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 36 km
Soncor Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 37 km
Pajonales Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 38 km
Camar Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 38 km
Zapar Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 40 km
Socaire Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 46 km
Tambillo Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 46 km
Chaxas Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 61 km
Sólor Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 64 km
Peine Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 65 km
Béter Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 65 km
San Pedro de Atacama Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 67 km
Puripica Potosí Bolivia Village6 - 68 km
Collo Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 68 km
Guatín Antofagasta Chile Village6 - 68 km
Río Blanco Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 70 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
San Pedro de Atacama 2418 Civ. Unpaved No 6300 62 km
El Salar 2300 Priv. Unpaved No 7200 81 km

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