M 5.6 in Chile on 21 Nov 2020 02:11 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

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: 5.6M
Depth: 53.94 Km
Lat/Lon: -30.9017 , -71.5046
Event Date: 21 Nov 2020 02:11 UTC
20 Nov 2020 23:11 Local
Exposed Population: About 21000 people in MMI V
240000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000cr45
Inserted at: 21 Nov 2020 02:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.7 (Argentina)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Argentina= 3.7; Chile= 3

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000cr45 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.83  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1344174 0 21 Nov 2020 02:11 5.6M, 53.94km 5 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:21 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 Peña Blanca, Las Damas, El Ajial, Alcones, Maitencillo, Chalinga, Angostura, Salala, Quilitapia, Camarico, and El Pangue.

Radius Population
100 km 240000 people
75 km 180000 people
50 km 120000 people
20 km 9500 people
10 km 2700 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Peña Blanca Coquimbo Chile Village - 6 km
Las Damas Coquimbo Chile Village - 10 km
El Ajial Coquimbo Chile Village - 12 km
Alcones Coquimbo Chile Village - 13 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 16 km
Chalinga Coquimbo Chile Village - 19 km
Angostura Coquimbo Chile Village - 24 km
Salala Coquimbo Chile Village - 24 km
Quilitapia Coquimbo Chile Village - 24 km
Camarico Coquimbo Chile Village - 25 km
Punitaqui Coquimbo Chile Village - 26 km
Soco Coquimbo Chile Village - 26 km
Centinela Coquimbo Chile Village - 28 km
Barraza Coquimbo Chile Village - 30 km
Los Hornitos Coquimbo Chile Village - 32 km
San Julián Coquimbo Chile Village - 32 km
Huilmo Alto Coquimbo Chile Village - 34 km
Altar Coquimbo Chile Village - 34 km
La Torre Coquimbo Chile Village - 35 km
Trapiche Coquimbo Chile Village - 36 km
Cerillos Coquimbo Chile Village - 37 km
Vaca Muerta Coquimbo Chile Village - 39 km
Limarí Coquimbo Chile Village - 39 km
El Soruco Coquimbo Chile Village - 39 km
Las Palmas Coquimbo Chile Village - 41 km
La Chimba Coquimbo Chile Village - 41 km
La Ligua Coquimbo Chile Village - 43 km
San Marcos Coquimbo Chile Village - 44 km
Ovalle Coquimbo Chile Village 75000 people 45 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 45 km
Los Morales Coquimbo Chile Village - 45 km
Casas Punta de Guana Coquimbo Chile Village - 45 km
San Lorenzo Coquimbo Chile Village - 46 km
Sotaquí Coquimbo Chile Village - 46 km
Pachingo Coquimbo Chile Village - 49 km
Guamalata Coquimbo Chile Village - 50 km
Rincón del Talhuén Coquimbo Chile Village - 50 km
Villaseca Coquimbo Chile Village - 50 km
La Paloma Coquimbo Chile Village - 51 km
El Palqui Coquimbo Chile Village - 52 km
Quelón Coquimbo Chile Village - 53 km
Cogotí Coquimbo Chile Village - 53 km
Guatulame Coquimbo Chile Village - 54 km
Canela Baja Coquimbo Chile Village - 56 km
Incienso Coquimbo Chile Village - 56 km
Panulcillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 56 km
Canela Alta Coquimbo Chile Village - 56 km
Recoleta Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
Quillaicillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
Combarabala Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
Pama Coquimbo Chile Village - 58 km
Cárdamo Coquimbo Chile Village - 58 km
Monte Patria Coquimbo Chile Village 13000 people 58 km
Los Sapos Coquimbo Chile Village - 58 km
La Chacarilla Coquimbo Chile Village - 59 km
Algarrobo Coquimbo Chile Village - 60 km
Llahuín Coquimbo Chile Village - 61 km
Mialqui Coquimbo Chile Village - 62 km
Rincon la Maladita Coquimbo Chile Village - 63 km
Cobre Coquimbo Chile Village - 64 km
Chilecito Coquimbo Chile Village - 65 km
El Espino Coquimbo Chile Village - 66 km
Puetro Aldea Coquimbo Chile Village - 66 km
Angostura Coquimbo Chile Village - 66 km
Cerrillos Coquimbo Chile Village - 68 km
Chañaral de Carén Coquimbo Chile Village - 69 km
Los Llanos Coquimbo Chile Village - 69 km
Palermo Coquimbo Chile Village - 69 km
El Pangue Coquimbo Chile Village - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Santa Rosa de Tabali 239 0 27 km
Ovalle OVL unknown 0 63 km
Auco 431 0 84 km
Las Tacas 43 0 90 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Cogoti Cogoti Huatulame 1939 41 km
Paloma Paloma Grande 1967 50 km
Recoleta Recoleta Hurtado 1934 60 km

More information

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