M 6.2 in Chile on 15 Apr 2017 08:19 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a no humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 135.11 Km
Lat/Lon: -23.2361 , -67.6526
Event Date: 15 Apr 2017 08:19 UTC
Exposed Population: About 6000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008hu2
Inserted at: 15 Apr 2017 08:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 5.4 (BOL)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: BOL= 5.4; ARG= 3.7; CHL= 3

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile ,of Antofagasta (population 423,780) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1164057 -23.236/-67.653 6.2 135.11 4.46 15 Apr 2017 08:41 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1164057 -23.236/-67.653 6.2 135.11 4.46 15 Apr 2017 10:22 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Antofagasta Chile 130000 people
Potosi Bolivia 5000 people
Jujuy Argentina 9400 people
Salta Argentina 2000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Toconao Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 36 km
Socaire Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 46 km
Peine Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 65 km
San Pedro de Atacama Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 67 km
Río Blanco Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 70 km
Río Grande Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 83 km
Toro Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 85 km
Pairique Chico Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 88 km
Palrique Grande Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 90 km
Catúa Salta Argentina Village5 - 94 km
Tocol Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 108 km
Caspana Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 116 km
Toconce Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 120 km
Pena Barrosa Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 120 km
Susques Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 124 km
San Antonio Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 128 km
Neurara Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 134 km
Lupi Gera Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 136 km
Cabana Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 136 km
Olacapato Chico Jujuy Argentina Village5 - 138 km
Placilla de Caracoles Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 140 km
Chíuchíu Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 142 km
Salar de Pocitos Salta Argentina Village5 - 144 km
Monturaqui Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 147 km
Río Loa Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 147 km
Tolar Grande Salta Argentina Village5 - 152 km
Calama Antofagasta Chile City 140000 people 157 km
Pan de Azúcar Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 158 km
Mallcu Potosí Bolivia Village5 - 165 km
Conchi Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 167 km
Cangrejillos Salta Argentina Village5 - 174 km
Sierra Gorda Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 175 km
Planta Aconcahua Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 179 km
Oficina Perseverencia Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 180 km
Oficina Anita Antofagasta Chile Village5 - 189 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
San Pedro de Atacama 2418 Civ. Unpaved No 6300
El Salar 2300 Priv. Unpaved No 7200
El Loa CJC 2318 Civ. Paved Yes 9400

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