M 7.2 in Chile on 25 Mar 2012 22:37 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 115731
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.2M
Depth: 30 Km
Lat/Lon: -35.1976 , -71.7831
Event Date: 25 Mar 2012 22:37 UTC
Exposed Population: 1070000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Feb 2017 13:09 UTC


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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.2 1 1.2
usc0008pwq Scaled population (vector) Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 earthquake      
  Country Vulnerability      
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1094 | About casualties: 13 | Last hour: 0

What's changed a year on?Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:20:00 +0200.

Photographs from Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan before and after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami are the most telling. A year later, there's not one power pole, wall-mounted gas meter or roadside curb that hasn't
Fisherman reviving industryThu, 29 Mar 2012 22:13:00 +0200.

The dock on Katsurashima Island off the coast of Japan's Miyagi prefecture has sunk by half a meter because of last year's Great East Japan earthquake.
Elderly, vulnerable but not defeatedThu, 29 Mar 2012 22:13:00 +0200.

Editor's note: Francis Markus, who works in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' East Asia Regional Office in Beijing, was deployed to Japan immediately after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami to give comm
Facebook To Stop Insider Trades Before April Roadshow For IPOThu, 29 Mar 2012 21:59:00 +0200.

Facebook (NYSE: FB), the No. 1 social network website, will stop insider trades of its shares Friday because its initial public offering roadshow will begin next week.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (70), (3), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (2), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),