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
3700 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 3400 people
Coquimbo Chile 230000 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
Anda Colla Coquimbo Chile Village - 84 km
Illapel Coquimbo Chile City 22000 people 87 km
El Peñón Coquimbo Chile Village - 89 km
Pintacura Coquimbo Chile Village - 91 km
Chigualoco Coquimbo Chile Village - 94 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

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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