M 5.6 in Chile on 12 Jun 2017 02:43 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: 5.6M
Depth: 26.01 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.5048 , -71.7619
Event Date: 12 Jun 2017 02:43 UTC
Exposed Population: 130000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20009lwp
Inserted at: 12 Jun 2017 03:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3 (Chile)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us20009lwp Scaled population 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1170407 0.2 12 Jun 2017 02:43 5.6M, 26.01km 5.15 130 thousand 00:22 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile ,of Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1170407 -31.505/-71.762 5.6 26.01 4.36 12 Jun 2017 03:06 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1170407 -31.505/-71.762 5.6 26.01 5.15 12 Jun 2017 04:45 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 55000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Quillaicillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 20 km
Huentelauquén Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 23 km
Canela Baja Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 31 km
Chigualoco Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 37 km
ConchalĂ­ Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 49 km
Los Vilos Coquimbo Chile Village4 - 52 km
Pintacura Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 54 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 58 km
Illapel Coquimbo Chile City 22000 people 58 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Auco 431 0


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile

More information

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