M 5.6 in Chile on 21 Nov 2020 02:11 UTC
Shakemap
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.

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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 ,of Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
21000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1344174 -30.902/-71.505 5.6 53.9 4.66 21 Nov 2020 02:33 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1344174 -30.902/-71.505 5.6 53.9 5.005 21 Nov 2020 03:25 01:13 (upd of #1)
3 0 1344174 -30.902/-71.505 5.6 53.9 5.005 21 Nov 2020 04:16 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1344174 -30.902/-71.505 5.6 53.9 5.005 22 Nov 2020 02:17 1d 00:05 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 20000 people
Coquimbo Chile 580000 people
San Juan Argentina <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 16 km
Punitaqui Coquimbo Chile Village - 26 km
Cerillos Coquimbo Chile Village - 37 km
Ovalle Coquimbo Chile Village 75000 people 45 km
Pachingo Coquimbo Chile Village - 49 km
Guatulame Coquimbo Chile Village - 54 km
Canela Baja Coquimbo Chile Village - 56 km
Quillaicillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
Combarabala Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
Pama Coquimbo Chile Village - 58 km
Monte Patria Coquimbo Chile Village 13000 people 58 km
Algarrobo Coquimbo Chile Village - 60 km
Puetro Aldea Coquimbo Chile Village - 66 km
Carén Coquimbo Chile Village - 71 km
Tongoy Coquimbo Chile Village - 72 km
Rapel Coquimbo Chile Village - 74 km
Huentelauquén Coquimbo Chile Village - 75 km
Matancilas Coquimbo Chile Village - 76 km
Guanaquero Coquimbo Chile Village - 78 km
Samo Alto Coquimbo Chile Village - 79 km
Valdivia Coquimbo Chile Village - 82 km
Anda Colla Coquimbo Chile Village - 84 km
Illapel Coquimbo Chile City 22000 people 87 km
Las Ramadas Coquimbo Chile Village - 89 km
El Peñón Coquimbo Chile Village - 89 km
Panguecillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 91 km
Pintacura Coquimbo Chile Village - 91 km
Chigualoco Coquimbo Chile Village - 94 km
Coquimbo Coquimbo Chile City 150000 people 105 km
San Ramón Coquimbo Chile Village - 107 km
Conchalí Coquimbo Chile Village - 109 km
Las Rojas Coquimbo Chile Village - 111 km
Los Vilos Coquimbo Chile Village - 113 km
La Serena Coquimbo Chile City 150000 people 114 km
Islón Coquimbo Chile Village - 115 km
La Marquesa Coquimbo Chile Village - 115 km
El Molle Coquimbo Chile Village - 116 km
El Tamba Coquimbo Chile Village - 119 km
Vicuña Coquimbo Chile Village 23000 people 123 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Santa Rosa de Tabali 239 0
Ovalle OVL unknown 0
Auco 431 0
Las Tacas 43 0
La Florida LSC 146 Civ. Paved Yes 6300
Huancara 598 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Guayacan CLGYC Chile
Coquimbo CLCQQ Chile
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Cogoti Cogoti Huatulame 1939
Paloma Paloma Grande 1967
Recoleta Recoleta Hurtado 1934

More information

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