M 5.5 in Chile on 12 Jul 2017 09:08 UTC

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: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -35.3876 , -73.2268
Event Date: 12 Jul 2017 09:08 UTC
Exposed Population: About 47000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000991f
Inserted at: 12 Jul 2017 09:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3 (CHL)

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
1173504 0 12 Jul 2017 09:08 5.5M, 10km 3.74 50 thousand 00:18 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Maule (population 862,719) . The nearest places are Loanco, Pahuil, and San Antonio.

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

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

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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

More information

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