M 5.5 in Chile on 05 Dec 2018 17:12 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: 5.5M
Depth: 36.43 Km
Lat/Lon: -33.6628 , -71.6456
Event Date: 05 Dec 2018 17:12 UTC
Exposed Population: 7330000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i2xc
Inserted at: 05 Dec 2018 17:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3 (Chile)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile ,of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
65000 people
69000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1239998 -33.663/-71.646 5.5 36.43 5.38 05 Dec 2018 17:53 00:40 (new episode)
2 0.01 1239998 -33.663/-71.646 5.5 36.43 5.91 05 Dec 2018 19:14 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Valparaiso Chile 130000 people
Region Metropolitana Chile 1400 people
Valparaiso Chile 1.1 million people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.5 million people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 590000 people
Valparaiso Chile 340000 people
Region Metropolitana Chile 1.5 million people
Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Chile 290000 people
Maule Chile 960000 people
Mendoza Argentina 440000 people
Coquimbo Chile 21000 people
San Juan Argentina <1000 people
Bio-Bio Chile 13000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Rocas de Santo Domingo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 4 km
Llolleo Valparaiso Chile Village4 - 6 km
San Antonio Valparaiso Chile City 84000 people 7 km
Cartagena Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 13 km
Las Cruces Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 18 km
Lo Abarca Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 19 km
El Tabo Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 24 km
El Quisco Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 29 km
Lagunillas Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 30 km
El Crucero Region Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 31 km
Rapel Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 33 km
Algarrobo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 33 km
Navidad Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 37 km
Matanzas Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 39 km
Melipilla Región Metropolitana Chile City 62000 people 40 km
Comunidad de Quelentaro Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 41 km
Casablanca Regíon Metropolitana Chile Village4 - 44 km
Los Guindos Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 46 km
Pomaire Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 46 km
El Rosario Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 49 km
Los Vasquez Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 50 km
San Vicente Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 51 km
Quintay Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 51 km
La Estrella Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 59 km
La Chupalla Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 61 km
Manzano Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 61 km
Bustamante Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 62 km
El Trebolar Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 64 km
Villa Alhué Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 65 km
Talangante Region Metropolitana Chile Village4 - 67 km
Casas de Lata Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 69 km
Valparaíso Valparaiso Chile Major city 260000 people 72 km
Quilpué Valparaíso Chile City 120000 people 72 km
El Monte Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 23000 people 72 km
Las Cabras Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 76 km
Padre Hurtado Región Metropolitana Chile Village4 - 78 km
Marchigüe Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 81 km
Marchihue Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 81 km
Lampa Region Metropolitana Chile Village5 29000 people 81 km
Concón Valparaíso Chile Village4 - 81 km
Limache Valparaiso Chile City 35000 people 82 km
Pichidegua Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 82 km
Molino Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 83 km
Villa Alemana Valparaiso Chile Village4 97000 people 83 km
Paine Region Metropolitana Chile Village5 32000 people 85 km
Buin Región Metropolitana Chile Village4 54000 people 85 km
Colmo Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 85 km
San Francisco Valparaiso Chile Village4 - 87 km
Población Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 87 km
San Bernardo Región Metropolitana Chile City 240000 people 89 km
California Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 90 km
Alto de Jahuel Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 90 km
Peralillo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 90 km
Batuco Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 91 km
Doñihue Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 91 km
Peumo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 92 km
Coinco Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 92 km
Ritoque Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 94 km
San Francisco de Mostazal Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 94 km
Quillota Valparaiso Chile Village4 67000 people 94 km
El Majuelo Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 95 km
Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile Capital 4.7 million people 96 km
Graneros Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 23000 people 96 km
Puente Alto Región Metropolitana Chile City 500000 people 100 km
La Punta Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 100 km
Rancagua Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile City 210000 people 102 km
Requínoa Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 104 km
Puchuncaví Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 104 km
Nilahue Cornejo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 109 km
Rengo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village4 38000 people 110 km
Santa Cruz Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 33000 people 111 km
Chépica Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 122 km
Los Andes Valparaíso Chile City 55000 people 134 km
Alvarado Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 85 km
Pichilemu Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 88 km
Tiltil Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 93 km
Ciruelos Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 93 km
Quintero Valparaíso Chile City - 99 km
La Villa Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 99 km
San Vicente de Taguatagua Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village4 - 100 km
La Calera Valparaiso Chile Village4 - 106 km
Las Higueras Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 108 km
Montenegro Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 108 km
La Obra Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 110 km
Nogales Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 111 km
Paredones Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 111 km
Liaillay Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 112 km
Pelequén Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 113 km
Arrayán Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 113 km
La Laguna Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 113 km
Casas de Chacabuco Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 114 km
El Melón Valparaíso Chile Village4 - 115 km
Nancagua Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 117 km
Punta de la Piedra Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 117 km
Placilla Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 119 km
San Fernando Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile City 51000 people 119 km
Caletones Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 121 km
San José de Maipo Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 121 km
Catemu Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 124 km
San Alfonso Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 124 km
La Poza Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 125 km
Sewell Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village4 - 126 km
El Manzanal Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 128 km
Chimbarongo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village4 17000 people 129 km
El Membrillo Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 129 km
Papudo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 129 km
San Felipe Valparaíso Chile City 58000 people 133 km
Vichuquén Maule Chile Village5 - 134 km
Puente Negro Libertador General Bernado O'Higgins Chile Village5 - 134 km
Quesería Maule Chile Village5 - 138 km
El Volcán Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 139 km
La Ligua Valparaíso Chile Village4 24000 people 140 km
Teno Maule Chile Village5 6700 people 140 km
Rauco Maule Chile Village5 - 143 km
Putaendo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 144 km
Gualañe Maule Chile Village5 - 145 km
Río Colorado Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 146 km
Balneario de Jahuel Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 146 km
Cabildo Valparaíso Chile Village5 12000 people 147 km
Sarmiento Maule Chile Village5 - 147 km
Alfalfal Región Metropolitana Chile Village5 - 147 km
Licantén Maule Chile Village5 - 149 km
Sagrada Familia Maule Chile Village5 - 149 km
San Lorenzo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 149 km
Longotoma Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 149 km
Iloca Maule Chile Village5 - 150 km
Guardia Vieja Valparaiso Chile Village5 - 151 km
Romeral Maule Chile Village5 - 151 km
Curicó Maule Chile City 110000 people 151 km
Guaquen Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 152 km
Pedegua Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 154 km
La Yesca Maule Chile Village5 - 157 km
La Huerta Maule Chile Village5 - 158 km
Lontué Maule Chile Village5 - 158 km
Villa Prat Maule Chile Village5 - 158 km
Curepto Maule Chile Village5 - 161 km
Molina Maule Chile City 28000 people 164 km
Puente Alto Maule Chile Village5 - 165 km
Las Palmas Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 168 km
Petorca Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 169 km
Chanquiuque Maule Chile Village5 - 171 km
Guangualí Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 172 km
Quilimarí Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 172 km
Mundo Nuevo Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 175 km
Eva Perón Mendoza Argentina Village5 - 176 km
Chincolco Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 177 km
Gualleco Maule Chile Village5 - 178 km
Tilama Valparaíso Chile Village5 - 180 km
San Rafael Maule Chile Village5 - 182 km
Puente del Inca Mendoza Argentina Village5 - 186 km
Pelarco Maule Chile Village5 - 191 km
Lo Figueroa Maule Chile Village5 - 192 km
Los Vilos Coquimbo Chile Village4 - 194 km
Talca Maule Chile City 190000 people 195 km
Constitución Maule Chile Village4 45000 people 197 km
Punta de Vacas Mendoza Argentina Village5 - 197 km
Conchalí Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 198 km
Tanguao Maule Chile Village5 - 198 km
Linares de Perales Maule Chile Village5 - 205 km
Maule Maule Chile Village5 - 206 km
San Clemente Maule Chile Village4 13000 people 208 km
Chigualoco Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 212 km
San Javier Maule Chile City 22000 people 214 km
Nirivilo Maule Chile Village5 - 215 km
Esquinas Maule Chile Village5 - 219 km
Empedrado Maule Chile Village5 - 221 km
Pintacura Coquimbo Chile Village5 - 222 km
Los Tablones Maule Chile Village5 - 224 km
Estación Villa Alegre Maule Chile Village5 - 225 km
Colbún Maule Chile Village5 - 227 km
Loanco Maule Chile Village5 - 229 km
Villa Seca Mendoza Argentina Village5 - 230 km
Campo Los Andes Mendoza Argentina Village5 - 231 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)
Rapelhuapi 149 Priv. Unpaved No 3200
El Belloto 123 0
Vina del Mar KNA 120 Mil. Paved Yes 5700
Arturo Merino Benitez International SCL 474 Civ. Paved Yes 10400
El Bosque 561 Mil. Paved No 6000
Los Cerrillos ULC 511 Civ. Paved Yes 6900
Quintero 5 Civ. Paved Yes 3900
De la Independencia QRC 441 Civ. Paved No 5400
San Rafael LOB 750 Civ. Unpaved No 3400
Eulogio Sanchez 649 Civ. Paved Yes 3200
La Victoria de Chacabuco 640 0
Victor Lafon SSD 658 Civ. Unpaved No 3700
Panguilemo TLX 113 Priv. Paved No 3500
Quivolgo 14 Civ. Unpaved No 3100
La Consulta 1050 0
Linares ZLR 180 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
El Plumerillo MDZ 706 Civ. Paved Yes 9800

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
San Antonio CLSAI Chile
Valparaiso CLVAP Chile
Quintero CLQTV Chile
Papudo Chile
Los Vilos CLLOS Chile
Constitucion Chile

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