M 4.6 in Chile on 23 Feb 2021 19:15 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 1257184
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.6M
Depth: 112.25 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.0662 , -69.1115
Event Date: 23 Feb 2021 19:15 UTC
23 Feb 2021 16:15 Local
Exposed Population:
About 23000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Feb 2021 20:21 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.4 (Bolivia)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Bolivia= 5.4; Chile= 3

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000dkgh Scaled population (vector) 4.18  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.04  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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

Deep-Sea Fiber Optic Cables Could be the Future of Earthquake and Tsun ... Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:08:00 +0100.

Miles of the Americas' west coast, undersea fiber optic cables connect Los Angeles to Chile. Stretched out equaling ⅘ of the planet's diameter the transatlantic fiber optic cable is a lifeline for data transmission between two continents. R
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How one of Google’s massive undersea cables detects earthquakes - The ... Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:10:00 +0100.

The web of undersea cables that transmit data around the world could one day be used to track earthquakes and tsunamis, according to new research. During a test run last year, one of Google’s fiber-optic cables was able to successfully pick
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How one of Google’s massive undersea cables detects earthquakes - The ... Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:53:00 +0100.

The web of undersea cables that transmit data around the world could one day be used to track earthquakes and tsunamis, according to new research. During a test run last year, one of Google’s fiber-optic cables was able to successfully pick
...(more)
Using Submarine Cables to Detect EarthquakesThu, 25 Feb 2021 22:33:00 +0100.

Seismologists at Caltech working with optics experts at Google have developed a method to use existing underwater telecommunication cables to detect earthquakes. The technique could lead to improved earthquake and tsunami warning systems ar
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),