M 5.5 in Chile on 05 Dec 2018 17:12 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: 36.43 Km
Lat/Lon: -33.6628 , -71.6456
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 17:12 UTC
Exposed Population: 7330000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2xc
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 17:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3 (Chile)

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
1239996 0 05 Dec 2018 17:12 5.2M, 40.83km N/A 6.5 million 00:11 NEIC
1239998 0.01 05 Dec 2018 17:12 5.5M, 36.43km 5.91 7.3 million 00:39 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340) . The nearest places are Rocas de Santo Domingo, Llolleo, Posada Lilén, San Antonio, San Juan, Malvilla, Cartagena, El Convento, Estacion Leyda, Las Cruces, and Santiago.

Radius Population
100 km 7.3 million people
75 km 1.5 million people
50 km 310000 people
20 km 120000 people
10 km 80000 people
5 km 5400 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Rocas de Santo Domingo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 4 km
Llolleo Valparaiso Chile Village4 - 6 km
Posada Lilén Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 6 km
San Antonio Valparaiso Chile City 84000 people 7 km
San Juan Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 9 km
Malvilla Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 13 km
Cartagena Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 13 km
El Convento Valparaíso Chile Village6 - 15 km
Estacion Leyda Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 18 km
Las Cruces Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 18 km
Lo Abarca Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 19 km
El Turco Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 20 km
Colegio de Bucalemu Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 21 km
Quincanque Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 22 km
La Rudilla Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 23 km
Cuncumén Regíon Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 23 km
El Tabo Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 24 km
El Encañado Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 25 km
Las Pataguas Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 27 km
Quilamuta Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 27 km
El Totoral Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 27 km
Puangue Regíon Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 29 km
El Quisco Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 29 km
San Enrique Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 30 km
Lagunillas Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 30 km
El Prado Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 31 km
El Crucero Region Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 31 km
La Lumbrera de Puangue Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 32 km
El Sauce Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 32 km
Rapel Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 33 km
Algarrobo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 33 km
Licancheo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 33 km
La Boca Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 34 km
Los Maitenes Regíon Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 36 km
Navidad Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 37 km
Rinconada Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 37 km
Longovilo Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 38 km
Yeco Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 38 km
El Chagaray Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 38 km
Los Molinos Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 39 km
La Patagüilla Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 39 km
Matanzas Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 39 km
Ibacache Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 40 km
Santa Elvira Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 40 km
Melipilla Región Metropolitana Chile City 62000 people 40 km
Loica Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 40 km
Chocalán Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 41 km
San José Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 41 km
San José Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 41 km
Comunidad de Quelentaro Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 41 km
El Maitén Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 43 km
La Recova Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 43 km
Casablanca Regíon Metropolitana Chile Village4 - 44 km
El Guanaco Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 44 km
San Vicente de Arrayanes Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 44 km
La Matancilla Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 45 km
Ranquilco Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 45 km
Quiñicabe Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 45 km
Los Guindos Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 46 km
Pomaire Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 46 km
Lo Chacón Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 47 km
El Barco Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 48 km
Coligües Valparaíso Chile Village6 - 48 km
El Cuzco Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 49 km
El Rosario Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 49 km
María Pinto Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 50 km
Tumán Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 50 km
El Arco Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 50 km
Los Capachos Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 50 km
Los Vasquez Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 50 km
Los Manantiales Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 50 km
Chiñigüe Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 51 km
San Vicente Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 51 km
Quintay Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 51 km
Los Quilos Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 52 km
Valle Negro Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 53 km
Quebrada Seca Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 54 km
Las Mercedes Regíon Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 54 km
Las Rosas Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 55 km
Los Rulos Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 55 km
Hijuela de la Viña Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 55 km
El Paico Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 55 km
El Culenar Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 56 km
Cartagena Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 57 km
El Tonel Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 57 km
El Toro Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 58 km
Lago Peñuelas Valparaiso Chile Village6 - 58 km
Las Ritas Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 58 km
Coipué Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 58 km
Los Patos Región Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 59 km
Pangue Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 59 km
La Estrella Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 59 km
Villa de Cartagena Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 60 km
El Durazno Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 60 km
Naltagua Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 60 km
La Chupalla Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 61 km
Manzano Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 61 km
San Nicolás Region Metropolitana Chile Village6 - 62 km
Las Balsas Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village6 - 62 km
Bustamante Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 62 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Rapelhuapi 149 Priv. Unpaved No 3200 50 km
El Belloto 123 0 72 km
Vina del Mar KNA 120 Mil. Paved Yes 5700 81 km
Arturo Merino Benitez International SCL 474 Civ. Paved Yes 10400 85 km
El Bosque 561 Mil. Paved No 6000 89 km
Los Cerrillos ULC 511 Civ. Paved Yes 6900 90 km
Quintero 5 Civ. Paved Yes 3900 97 km
De la Independencia QRC 441 Civ. Paved No 5400 98 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
San Antonio CLSAI Chile 9 km
Valparaiso CLVAP Chile 69 km
Quintero CLQTV Chile 98 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Rapel Rapel 1968 42 km

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