M 5.5 in West Chile Rise on 02 Feb 2019 17:55 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1169578
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 16.69 Km
Lat/Lon: -41.3279 , -88.2402
Event Date: 02 Feb 2019 17:55 UTC
02 Feb 2019 11:55 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Feb 2019 18:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jcg3 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 36 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and ... Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:21:00 +0100.

According to Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab's Earth and Environmental Sciences Area who led the study, there are approximately 10 million kilometers of fiber-optic cable around the world, and about 10 percent of th
Terrawatch: 'slow earthquake' in Turkey took 50 days to shake outWed, 06 Feb 2019 15:57:00 +0100.

I t was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, but nobody felt it. That’s because this quake took about 50 days to shake itself out. Occurring a few kilometres south of Istanbul, this “slow earthquake”, which took place during summer 2016, could be a
MERMAIDs Spy Huge Umbrella-Shaped Heat Source Beneath The GalápagosWed, 06 Feb 2019 15:21:00 +0100.

MERMAIDs have taken a snapshot of a rather sizeable, deep superheated umbrella hiding beneath the Galápagos. That’s worth it alone just for the fun headline, but the science behind this story is pretty neat too, so let’s dig in.
Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and ... Wed, 06 Feb 2019 13:53:00 +0100.

Berkeley Lab researchers capture a detailed picture of how earthquakes travel through the Earth’s subsurface. In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in the moments before, during, and after an earthquake rely on

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

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), USGS (5), (1), INFORM (1),