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M 6.8 in Chile from 17 Sep 2015 04:10 UTC to 04:10
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 6.8 M
  • Depth: 80 km (deep)
  • Source: GEOFON gfz2015sfno
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -31.84, -71
  • Time (UTC): 17 Sep 2015 04:10:39
  • Time (ECT): 17 Sep 2015 06:10:39

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
1097452 1

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1097452
1 realtime 2015-09-17 06:16:52 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 104358
-0.24 realtime 2015-09-17 06:21:41 290 thousand 30 thousand 0
  Tsunami 17357
1 scenario 2015-09-17 06:16:51 No people affected No people affected 0.04
  17356
1 realtime 2015-09-17 06:16:52 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.8M, 80km N/A 290 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 GEOFON GEOFON
1097457 0.37

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1097457
1 realtime 2015-09-17 06:27:12 130 thousand 0
  Earthquake 104362
0.37 realtime 2015-09-17 06:27:12 130 thousand 1 thousand 0
Close
17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.3M, 40.09km N/A 130 thousand 00:16 NEIC NEIC
1097481 1

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1097481
1 realtime 2015-09-17 07:30:02 No people affected 0.1
  Earthquake 104382
0.47 realtime 2015-09-17 07:33:36 140 thousand 2 thousand 0
  Tsunami 17364
1 realtime 2015-09-17 08:06:30 No people affected No people affected 0.1
  17363
1 scenario 2015-09-17 07:30:02 No people affected No people affected 0.06
Close
17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.7M, 30.15km N/A 140 thousand 0.1m (at 00:25) 01:19 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 290000 people
75 km 170000 people
50 km 86000 people
20 km 27000 people
10 km 22000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The nearest places are Valpara�so, Moraleda, and Salamanca.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Moraleda Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 7 km
Salamanca Coquimbo Chile Village4 13000 people 7 km
Valpara�so Valparaiso Chile Major city 260000 people 141 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
Auco 431 31 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile 49 km
Papudo Chile 86 km
Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Cogoti Cogoti Huatulame 1939 92 km

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