M 5.8 in Chile on 12 Aug 2017 12:54 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: 5.8M
Depth: 6.64 Km
Lat/Lon: -30.2391 , -72.2632
Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 12:54 UTC
Exposed Population: About 18000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a7kk
Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 13:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3 (CHL)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1177159 0 12 Aug 2017 12:54 5.8M, 6.64km 4.04 20 thousand 00:20 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile , Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420) . The nearest places are and Puetro Aldea.

Radius Population
100 km 18000 people
75 km 1800 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Coquimbo Chile 520000 people
Atacama Chile 230000 people
San Juan Argentina 540000 people
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people
Mendoza Argentina 1.4 million people
La Rioja Argentina 220000 people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.1 million people
Catamarca Argentina 270000 people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 710000 people
Antofagasta Chile 420000 people
Maule Chile 860000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Puetro Aldea Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 68 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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