M 6.7 in Chile on 17 Sep 2015 04:10 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: 6.7M
Depth: 30.15 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.5386 , -71.7145
Event Date: 17 Sep 2015 04:10 UTC
Exposed Population: 130000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 17 Sep 2015 05:30 UTC

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
1097452 1 17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.8M, 80km N/A 290 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:06 GEOFON
1097457 0.37 17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.3M, 40.09km N/A 130 thousand 00:16 NEIC
1097481 1 17 Sep 2015 04:10 6.7M, 30.15km 5.3 140 thousand 0.1m (at 00:25) 01:19 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The nearest places are Angostura, Huentelauquén, Quillaicillo, Mincha, Tunga de Petorca, Canela Baja, Quelón, Chigualoco, Maitencillo, Gauchal, and Navarro.

Radius Population
100 km 120000 people
75 km 62000 people
50 km 22000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Angostura Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 16 km
Huentelauquén Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 17 km
Quillaicillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 20 km
Mincha Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 25 km
Tunga de Petorca Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 27 km
Canela Baja Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 29 km
Quelón Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 30 km
Chigualoco Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 30 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 30 km
Gauchal Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 33 km
Ilta Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 33 km
Las Palmas Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 34 km
Canela Alta Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 35 km
Doña Juana Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 37 km
Casuto Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 40 km
Conchalí Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 42 km
La Mostaza Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 44 km
Los Vilos Coquimbo Chile Village4 - 45 km
Las Vacas Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 45 km
Cuzcuz Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 47 km
Pintacura Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 48 km
Quelón Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 49 km
Choapa Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 50 km
Illapel Coquimbo Chile City 22000 people 53 km
Totoralillo Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 57 km
Limahuida Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 57 km
Aucó Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 58 km
El Socavón Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 59 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 62 km
Tahuinco Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 63 km
Pupío Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 63 km
Las Astas Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 63 km
Matancilas Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 64 km
La Angostura Valparaíso Chile Village6 - 66 km
Quilimarí Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 66 km
El Espino Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 67 km
Pichidangui Valparaíso Chile Village6 - 67 km
Llahuín Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 67 km
Cabrería Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 68 km
Caimanes Coquimbo Chile Village6 - 68 km
Navarro Valparaíso Chile Village6 - 68 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
Auco 431 0 57 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile 44 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Cogoti Cogoti Huatulame 1939 84 km

More information

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