M 6.7 in Chile on 20 Jan 2019 01:32 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
Depth: 53.04 Km
Lat/Lon: -30.0738 , -71.4234
Event Date: 20 Jan 2019 01:32 UTC
Exposed Population: 610000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j6hy
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2019 01:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3 (Chile)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1 0 1
us2000j6hy Scaled population (vector) 4.73 Max wave alert 0.05m  
  C1 shakemap -1.16 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.54      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.75      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1245627 0.1 20 Jan 2019 01:32 6.8M, 53.5km N/A 600 thousand 0.1m (at 00:29) 00:08 PTWC
1245629 0.1 20 Jan 2019 01:32 6.8M, 54km N/A 610 thousand 0.1m (at 00:40) 00:10 NTWC    
1245632 1 20 Jan 2019 01:32 6.7M, 53.04km 7.47 620 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 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 ORANGE

Intensity Population
400000 people
94000 people
86000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1245632 -30.074/-71.423 6.7 53.04 5.85 20 Jan 2019 01:54 00:21 (new episode)
2 1 1245632 -30.074/-71.423 6.7 53.04 7.47 20 Jan 2019 03:40 02:08 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 320000 people
Coquimbo Chile 66000 people
Coquimbo Chile 100000 people
Coquimbo Chile 110000 people
Atacama Chile 62000 people
San Juan Argentina 440000 people
Valparaiso Chile 880000 people
Region Metropolitana Chile 1.2 million people
Coquimbo Chile 45000 people
Atacama Chile 21000 people
San Juan Argentina 210000 people
Valparaiso Chile 340000 people
La Rioja Argentina 5200 people
Mendoza Argentina 4500 people
Region Metropolitana Chile 4.3 million people
Catamarca Argentina 3500 people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 330000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Coquimbo Coquimbo Chile City 150000 people 15 km
San Ramón Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 21 km
La Serena Coquimbo Chile City 150000 people 26 km
Islón Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 30 km
Tongoy Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 21 km
Puetro Aldea Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 29 km
Pachingo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 45 km
Ovalle Coquimbo Chile Village4 75000 people 62 km
Guanaquero Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 14 km
El Peñón Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 21 km
Las Rojas Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 37 km
Anda Colla Coquimbo Chile Village4 - 37 km
La Marquesa Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 44 km
El Molle Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 47 km
Cerillos Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 56 km
Algarrobo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 58 km
El Tamba Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 58 km
Quebrada Honda Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 58 km
Samo Alto Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 60 km
Totoralillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 63 km
Almirante Latorre Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 66 km
Los Palos Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 67 km
Vicuña Coquimbo Chile Village5 23000 people 69 km
Condoriaco Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 71 km
Choros Bajos Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 88 km
La Campana Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 80 km
El Chañar Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 81 km
Monte Patria Coquimbo Chile Village5 13000 people 82 km
Punitaqui Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 85 km
Cabrito Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 88 km
Monte Grande Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 89 km
Tres Cruces Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 91 km
Guatulame Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 93 km
Rapel Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 95 km
Quebraditas Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 99 km
El Duraznito Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 101 km
Incoguosi Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 102 km
Guanta Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 103 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 104 km
Valdivia Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 104 km
Piuquenes Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 107 km
Carén Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 107 km
Carrizalillo Atacama Chile Village5 - 108 km
Chañar Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 111 km
Panguecillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 114 km
Corral Muñoz Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 115 km
Higuerita Atacama Chile Village5 - 126 km
Cachiyuyo Atacama Chile Village5 - 126 km
Combarabala Coquimbo Chile Village4 - 129 km
Matancillo Atacama Chile Village5 - 130 km
Los Cuartitos Atacama Chile Village5 - 130 km
Patrerillo Atacama Chile Village5 - 132 km
Las Ramadas Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 133 km
Domeyko Atacama Chile Village5 - 134 km
Pama Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 134 km
Sarco Atacama Chile Village5 - 135 km
Espantajos Atacama Chile Village5 - 138 km
El Corral Atacama Chile Village5 - 145 km
Canela Baja Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 147 km
Quillaicillo Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 149 km
Vizcachitas Atacama Chile Village5 - 151 km
Las Varillas San Juan Argentina Village5 - 153 km
San Félix Atacama Chile Village5 - 156 km
Matancilas Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 158 km
Huentelauquén Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 167 km
Illapel Coquimbo Chile City 22000 people 174 km
Freirina Atacama Chile Village5 - 177 km
Perales Atacama Chile Village5 - 177 km
Vallenar Atacama Chile City 44000 people 179 km
Huasco Atacama Chile Village5 - 180 km
Longmilla Atacama Chile Village5 - 180 km
Pintacura Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 181 km
Chigualoco Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 186 km
Quillota Valparaiso Chile Village4 67000 people 312 km
San Francisco Valparaiso Chile Village4 - 318 km
San Juan San Juan Argentina City 430000 people 321 km
Limache Valparaiso Chile City 35000 people 324 km
Aberastain San Juan Argentina Village5 - 324 km
Santa Lucía San Juan Argentina Village5 - 324 km
Valparaíso Valparaiso Chile Major city 260000 people 327 km
Quilpué Valparaíso Chile City 120000 people 330 km
El Ternerito Atacama Chile Village5 - 161 km
El Toro Atacama Chile Village5 - 172 km
El Tránsito Atacama Chile Village5 - 172 km
Chollay Atacama Chile Village5 - 173 km
Pirca Las Juntas San Juan Argentina Village5 - 179 km
Zapallar Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 191 km
Salamanca Coquimbo Chile Village4 13000 people 194 km
Los Chacayes Atacama Chile Village5 - 197 km
Conchalí Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 201 km
Los Vilos Coquimbo Chile Village4 - 204 km
Tudcum San Juan Argentina Village5 - 208 km
Los Erizos San Juan Argentina Village5 - 209 km
Los Casitas San Juan Argentina Village5 - 210 km
Las Flores San Juan Argentina Village5 - 215 km
Villa Nuevo San Juan Argentina Village5 - 215 km
Iglesia San Juan Argentina Village5 - 215 km
Cuncumén Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 217 km
Rodeo San Juan Argentina Village5 - 221 km
Carrizal Bajo Atacama Chile Village5 - 221 km
La Chigua San Juan Argentina Village5 - 222 km
Port de Cantarito Atacama Chile Village5 - 222 km
Tilama Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 225 km
Higuerita Atacama Chile Village5 - 225 km
Mundo Nuevo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 226 km
Quilimarí Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 227 km
Guangualí Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 228 km
Algarrobal Atacama Chile Village5 - 228 km
Milla Quince Atacama Chile Village5 - 233 km
Punta de Díaz Atacama Chile Village5 - 238 km
Calingasta San Juan Argentina Village5 - 238 km
Las Palmas Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 239 km
Los Realitos Atacama Chile Village5 - 243 km
Chincolco Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 245 km
Totoral Atacama Chile Village5 - 246 km
Tamberías San Juan Argentina Village5 - 246 km
Petorca Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 247 km
Guaquen Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 247 km
La Jarilla San Juan Argentina Village5 - 249 km
Longotoma Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 252 km
Yerba Buena Atacama Chile Village5 - 252 km
Villa Pituil San Juan Argentina Village5 - 256 km
Pedegua Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 256 km
San José de Jáchal San Juan Argentina Village4 - 258 km
Castilla Atacama Chile Village5 - 259 km
Villa Mercedes San Juan Argentina Village5 - 261 km
Niquivil San Juan Argentina Village5 - 265 km
Niquivil Viejo San Juan Argentina Village5 - 270 km
Tucunuco San Juan Argentina Village5 - 274 km
Adán Quiroga San Juan Argentina Village5 - 277 km
Las Juntas La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 282 km
Guandacol La Rioja Argentina Village5 - 283 km
Huaco San Juan Argentina Village5 - 284 km
La Laguna Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 287 km
Quebrada Seca Atacama Chile Village5 - 288 km
Talacasto San Juan Argentina Village5 - 291 km
Puchuncaví Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 296 km
Nogales Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 296 km
Matagusanos San Juan Argentina Village5 - 298 km
Punta del Agua San Juan Argentina Village5 - 301 km
La Calera Valparaiso Chile Village4 - 302 km
Mogna San Juan Argentina Village5 - 303 km
Ritoque Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 305 km
Caserón Atacama Chile Village5 - 309 km
Liaillay Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 311 km
Marquesado San Juan Argentina Village5 - 312 km
Rivadavia San Juan Argentina Village5 - 312 km
Colmo Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 315 km
Albardón San Juan Argentina Village4 - 317 km
Las Lomitas San Juan Argentina Village5 - 317 km
Concón Valparaíso Chile Village4 - 318 km
Villa Alemana Valparaiso Chile Village4 97000 people 326 km
Villa del Salvador San Juan Argentina Village5 - 326 km
Alto de Sierra San Juan Argentina Village5 - 330 km
Puntilla Blanca San Juan Argentina Village5 - 341 km
Caucete San Juan Argentina Village4 - 348 km
Villa Santa Rosa San Juan Argentina Village5 - 349 km
Las Casuarinas San Juan Argentina Village5 - 353 km
Media Agua San Juan Argentina Village5 - 356 km
Batuco Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 356 km
Algarrobo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 366 km
Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile Capital 4.7 million people 384 km
Puente Alto Región Metropolitana Chile City 500000 people 401 km
Chucuma San Juan Argentina Village5 - 413 km
Tinogasta Catamarca Argentina Village5 - 437 km
Graneros Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 23000 people 447 km
El Rosario Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 448 km
San Vicente Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 448 km
Rancagua Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile City 210000 people 459 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)
La Florida LSC 146 Civ. Paved Yes 6300
Las Tacas 43 0
Ovalle OVL unknown 0
Huancara 598 0
Santa Rosa de Tabali 239 0
Pelicano 1121 0
Auco 431 0
Vallenar VLR 526 Civ. Paved No 4500
Vina del Mar KNA 120 Mil. Paved Yes 5700
San Juan Aeroclub 634 0
El Belloto 123 0
San Juan UAQ 597 Civ. Paved Yes 8000
Arturo Merino Benitez International SCL 474 Civ. Paved Yes 10400
Quintero 5 Civ. Paved Yes 3900
Victor Lafon SSD 658 Civ. Unpaved No 3700
San Rafael LOB 750 Civ. Unpaved No 3400
Eulogio Sanchez 649 Civ. Paved Yes 3200
Los Cerrillos ULC 511 Civ. Paved Yes 6900
Tinogasta 1210 Civ. Paved No 5200
De la Independencia QRC 441 Civ. Paved No 5400

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Guayacan CLGYC Chile
Coquimbo CLCQQ Chile
Cruz Grande CLCGR Chile
Huasco CLHSO Chile
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile
Carrizal Chile
Valparaiso CLVAP Chile

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Recoleta Recoleta Hurtado 1934
Paloma Paloma Grande 1967
Cogoti Cogoti Huatulame 1939

More information

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