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
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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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 1 1
Scaled population Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0.1m  
  C2 earthquake      
  Country Vulnerability      
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***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 0.3 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
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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
17-Sep-2015 04:35:64 Huentelauquen Chile  0.1
17-Sep-2015 04:44:38 Chigualoco Chile  0.1
17-Sep-2015 05:11:38 Los_Vilos Chile  0.1
17-Sep-2015 05:11:38 Conchali Chile  0.1
17-Sep-2015 04:16:00 Angostura Chile  0.1
17-Sep-2015 04:14:38 Quillaicillo Chile  0.1
17-Sep-2015 05:08:38 Quintero Chile  0.0
17-Sep-2015 05:08:38 Caleta_Horcon Chile  0.0
17-Sep-2015 05:08:38 La_Greda Chile  0.0

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Initial conditions

Title: " 53km W of Illapel"

Fault parameters

  • Length: 35 km
  • Width: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 6.7 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1 m
  • Strike: 3 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 15 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 30 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -74.715, -34.539, -68.715, -28.539
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Sea Level