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Mw 5.5 Earthquake, Green alert in Chile on 12 Jul 2017 09:08 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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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
  • on 12 Jul 2017 09:08 UTC
  • About 47974 people within 100km
  • inserted at 12 Jul 2017 09:27:10

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000991f
  • 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 in Chile , Region of Maule (population 862,719) . The nearest places are Loanco, Pahuil, and San Antonio.

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 47000 people
75 km 1500 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Maule Chile 860000 people
Bio-Bio Chile 1.7 million people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 710000 people
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.1 million people
Neuquen Argentina 400000 people
Mendoza Argentina 1.4 million people
Araucania Chile 800000 people
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people
Los Lagos Chile 970000 people
San Juan Argentina 540000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Loanco Maule Chile Village5 - 60 km
Pahuil Maule Chile Village6 - 65 km
San Antonio Maule Chile Village6 - 67 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Quivolgo 14 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 77 km
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Constitucion Chile 77 km

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
 
Episode 1173504
1 realtime 2017-07-12 11:27:30 50 thousand No people affected 1.31 0
  Earthquake 191268
0 realtime 2017-07-12 11:27:30 50 thousand No people affected 1.31 0
  Shakemap 1
1 realtime 2017-07-12 13:11:26 No people affected 0 0
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1173504

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1173504
1 realtime 2017-07-12 11:27:30 50 thousand 1.31 0
  Earthquake 191268
0 realtime 2017-07-12 11:27:30 50 thousand No people affected 1.31 0
  Shakemap 1
1 realtime 2017-07-12 13:11:26 No people affected 0 0
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12 Jul 2017 09:08 5.5M, 10km N/A 50 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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