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M 4.5 in Chile on 16 Feb 2017 19:39 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
  • Depth: 18.93 Km
  • Event Date: 16 Feb 2017 19:39 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 17 Feb 2017 00:03 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us20008kaw (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 256 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Chile: EMERCOM planes dump water on deadly wildfires
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:51:00 +0100   dailytelegraph (en)

Footage of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) aircraft battling large wildfires in and around the Valparaiso region was released on Sunday. An Il-76 aircraft made several trips over urban and rural areas to tackle the fires between refilling stops at a nearby airfield.

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Sismo de 6,4 grados sacude norte de Chile
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:18:00 +0100   paginasiete (es)

Un sismo de 6,4 grados en la escala de Richter se registró ayer en tres regiones del norte de Chile, sin que hasta el momento se reporten víctimas, ni se active la alerta de tsunami, informaron ayer organismos oficiales. "Un sismo de mediana intensidad se percibió a las 9:10 (12:10 GMT) en las....

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Terremoto sacude el norte de Chile
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:54:00 +0100   informador (es)

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE (18/FEB/2017).- Un sismo de 6.4 grados de magnitud en la escala abierta de Richter afectó este sábado a al menos 17 localidades de la región de Antofagasta, en el norte de Chile, sin que se haya informado de daños personales o materiales.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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