M 4.6 in Chile on 03 Apr 2014 11:50 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.6M
Depth: 29.78 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.6434 , -70.3517
Event Date: 03 Apr 2014 11:50 UTC
03 Apr 2014 08:50 Local
Exposed Population:
235071 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 03 Apr 2014 12:19 UTC


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
Scaled population (vector) n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1045693 0 03 Apr 2014 11:50 4.6M, 29.78km N/A 240 thousand 00:28 NEIC
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* 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 , Region of Tarapaca (population 350,373) . The nearest places are and Iquique.

Radius Population
100 km 230000 people
75 km 220000 people
50 km 64000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tarapaca Chile 350000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Iquique Tarapac� Chile Major city 220000 people 51 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Diego Aracena International IQQ 48 Civ. Paved Yes 10900 21 km
Los Condores 520 51 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Patillos Cove CLPTI Chile 20 km
Iquique CLIQQ Chile 53 km

More information

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