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M 6.7 in Chile on 17 Sep 2015 04:10 UTC

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WESA40 EJRC 170423
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* GREEN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI ALERT IN CHILE *
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SUMMARY

ON 17 SEP 2015 04:10:39 UTC (ABOUT 16 SEP 2015 23:26:39 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 6.8 OCCURRED IN THE HIGHLY POPULATED REGION OF COQUIMBO IN CHILE. VALPARAÏ¿½SO THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: VALPARAÏ¿½SO (141 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: AUCO (30.9 KM).


ACCORDING TO THE GDACS TSUNAMI SCENARIO CALCULATION THIS EVENT COULD POTENTIALLY GENERATE A TSUNAMI. THE MAXIMUM ESTIMATED HEIGHT IS 0.0 M, OCCURRING AT PAPUDO (CHILE) AT 1/1/2006 12:09:00 AM UTC.


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: GEOFON
- MAGNITUDE: 6.8 M
- DEPTH: 80 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): -31.84 | -71
- COUNTRY: CHILE
- PROVINCE: COQUIMBO(REGION)
- REGION: CHILE-ARGENTINA BORDER REGION
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 17 SEP 2015 04:10:39 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 16 SEP 2015 23:26:39



ALERT SUMMARY
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EARTHQUAKE :GREEN
TSUNAMI :GREEN


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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: COGOTI (92.4 KM)
- AIRPORTS: AUCO (30.9 KM)
- PORTS: LOS VILOS (48.9 KM), PAPUDO (85.5 KM)

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH LOW VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A LOW HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: THU, 17 SEP 2015 04:10:39 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 17 SEP 2015 06:10:39
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 16 SEP 2015 22:10:39
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 16 SEP 2015 19:10:39
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 17 SEP 2015 11:10:39

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 17 SEP 2015 04:23:23 (12 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1097452

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG

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LIST OF 10 HEIGHEST WAVE LOCATIONS

ARRIVALTIME (UTC) LOCATION COUNTRY MAX EST. HEIGHT (M)
17 SEP 2015 04:19 PAPUDO CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:19 PITE CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:19 EL PANGUE CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:17 LAS CUJAS CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:19 EL ROMERAL CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:17 LA LAGUNA CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:17 LAS TERNERAS CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:17 CALETA HORC= CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 05:10 LA LAJA CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:22 GUAQUEN CHILE 0.0
17 SEP 2015 04:23 INGENIERO SA CHILE 0.0


THE FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS CAN BE VISUALIZED IN THE GDACS PAGE OF THE EVENT:
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1097452

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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 7642939 973
175 2385172 304
150 1743372 222
125 720874 92
100 294929 38
75 176817 23
50 86862 11
20 27647 4
10 22118 3
5 330 0
2 108 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 11 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 16 SEP 2015 23:26:39 LOCAL TIME. 16 SEP 2015 23:26:39

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
CHILE HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 5121 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE MEDIUM LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF MEDIUM RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES CHILE A LOW VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS 74% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS 6659 M. SINCE THIS IS A HIGH SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS HIGH. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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DISCLAIMER
WHILE WE TRY EVERYTHING TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PURELY INDICATIVE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ANY DECISION MAKING WITHOUT ALTERNATE SOURCES OF INFORMATION. THE JRC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON GDACS WEBSITE.
PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

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