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M 5.5 in Argentina on 12 Oct 2017 18:59 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 156.87 km (very deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000aqwn
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -31.0072, -65.5757
  • Time (UTC): 12 Oct 2017 18:59:08
  • Time (ECT): 12 Oct 2017 20:59:08
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.7 (ARG)

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
1183762 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1183762
0.01 realtime 2017-10-12 21:17:21 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 201297
0 realtime 2017-10-12 21:17:21 120 thousand Few people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2017-10-12 23:03:16 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
12 Oct 2017 18:59 5.5M, 156.87km N/A 120 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 110000 people
75 km 49000 people
50 km 18000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Argentina , Province of Cordoba (population 2,866,894) . The nearest places are Pinas, La Playa, Comandante Leal, Guasapampa, Rodeo Grande, Chacho, Ciénaga del Coro, Mallín, Piedrita Blanca, Tosno, and Majada de Santiago.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cordoba Argentina 2.8 million people
La Rioja Argentina 220000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pinas Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 20 km
La Playa Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 21 km
Comandante Leal La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 24 km
Guasapampa Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 25 km
Rodeo Grande Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 26 km
Chacho La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 27 km
Ciénaga del Coro Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 28 km
Mallín Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 29 km
Piedrita Blanca Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 29 km
Tosno Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 30 km
Rumiyaco Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 32 km
Aguas de Ramón Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 33 km
La Bismutina Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 33 km
Balde Salado La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 34 km
El Cadillo Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 35 km
Agua del Tala Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 35 km
Miraflores La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 36 km
Las Chacras Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 38 km
El Milagro La Rioja Argentina Village4 - 40 km
Ninalquín Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 43 km
Tuclame Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 44 km
Piedritas Rosadas Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 44 km
Serrezuela Córdoba Argentina Village4 - 45 km
Paso Viejo Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 46 km
Capilla del Carmen Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 46 km
Talaini Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 46 km
Ojo de Agua Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 47 km
Alanices La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 47 km
Chancan Cordoba Argentina Village5 - 47 km
San Carlos Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 49 km
Higuera Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 50 km
Iglesia Vieja Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 50 km
Las Palmas Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 50 km
Castro Barros La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 50 km
Las Tapias Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 52 km
Toros Muertos Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 52 km
Tres Árboles Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 53 km
Piedras Blancas Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 54 km
La Isla La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 55 km
Alto del Tala Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 55 km
Los Aguirres La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 55 km
Nepes La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 55 km
La Tablada Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 56 km
Los Morteritos Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 56 km
La Patria Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 57 km
Villa de Soto Córdoba Argentina Village4 - 58 km
Salsacate Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 58 km
Bañado de Soto Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 58 km
La Estancia Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 59 km
Villa Viso Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 60 km
Cruz de Caña Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 60 km
Agua Colorada La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 61 km
Santa Rita Catuna La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 62 km
San Solano La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 62 km
Los Medanitos Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 64 km
Chamicó Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 64 km
Chañar La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 66 km
Los Quebrachitos Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 67 km
Los Molles Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 67 km
Ciénaga de Britos Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 68 km
Loma Blanca La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 68 km
Olpas La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 68 km
Candelaria Córdoba Argentina Village6 - 68 km
Talva La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 69 km
Las Chacras Córdoba Argentina Village5 - 69 km
Anzulón La Rioja Argentina Village6 - 69 km
Majada de Santiago Cordoba Argentina Village6 - 69 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Anzulon Anzulen 1938 69 km
Cruz del Eje Cruz del Eje 1944 83 km

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