M 5.5 in Off Coast Of Central Chile on 19 Jul 2016 05:18 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: 5.5M
Depth: 13.68 Km
Lat/Lon: -30.1859 , -72.0223
Event Date: 19 Jul 2016 05:18 UTC
19 Jul 2016 00:18 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us20006fpn
Inserted at: 19 Jul 2016 05:39 UTC


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us20006fpn 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
1134234 0 19 Jul 2016 05:18 5.5M, 13.68km N/A No people affected 00:20 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The nearest places are Puetro Aldea, Tongoy, Pachingo, Guanaquero, El Peralito, La Hacienda, Los Hornitos, Rincon la Maladita, Guayacán, Angostura, and Tongoicillo.

Radius Population
100 km 540000 people
75 km 200000 people
50 km 2500 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people
Atacama Chile 230000 people
San Juan Argentina 540000 people
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people
Mendoza Argentina 1.4 million people
La Rioja Argentina 220000 people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.1 million people
Catamarca Argentina 270000 people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 710000 people
Antofagasta Chile 420000 people
San Luis Argentina 290000 people
Maule Chile 860000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Puetro Aldea Coquimbo Chile Village - 46 km
Tongoy Coquimbo Chile Village - 51 km
Pachingo Coquimbo Chile Village - 55 km
Guanaquero Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
El Peralito Coquimbo Chile Village - 62 km
La Hacienda Coquimbo Chile Village - 63 km
Los Hornitos Coquimbo Chile Village - 64 km
Rincon la Maladita Coquimbo Chile Village - 67 km
Guayacán Coquimbo Chile Village - 67 km
Angostura Coquimbo Chile Village - 69 km
Tongoicillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 69 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
Las Tacas 43 0 64 km
Santa Rosa de Tabali 239 0 80 km
Ovalle OVL unknown 0 82 km
La Florida LSC 146 Civ. Paved Yes 6300 85 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Guayacan CLGYC Chile 68 km
Coquimbo CLCQQ Chile 71 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Recoleta Recoleta Hurtado 1934 95 km

More information

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