M 5.5 in Off Coast Of Central Chile on 19 Jul 2016 05:18 UTC

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


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  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.

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

Intensity Population
no people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1134234 -30.186/-72.022 5.5 13.68 0 17 Oct 2016 11:26 90d 06:07 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 450000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity 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 - 56 km
Guanaquero Coquimbo Chile Village - 57 km
Coquimbo Coquimbo Chile City 150000 people 71 km
Cerillos Coquimbo Chile Village - 73 km
El Peñón Coquimbo Chile Village - 77 km
San Ramón Coquimbo Chile Village - 78 km
La Serena Coquimbo Chile City 150000 people 81 km
Islón Coquimbo Chile Village - 86 km
Anda Colla Coquimbo Chile Village - 91 km
Ovalle Coquimbo Chile Village 75000 people 91 km
Maitencillo Coquimbo Chile Village - 96 km
Algarrobo Coquimbo Chile Village - 97 km
Punitaqui Coquimbo Chile Village - 103 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


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


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Guayacan CLGYC Chile
Coquimbo CLCQQ Chile


Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Recoleta Recoleta Hurtado 1934

More information

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