M 5.5 in Chile on 14 Mar 2023 19:56 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.258 Km
Lat/Lon: -38.3181 , -75.2727
Event Date: 14 Mar 2023 19:56 UTC
14 Mar 2023 14:56 Local
Exposed Population:
Source: NEIC us7000jjwt
Inserted at: 14 Mar 2023 20:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Chile)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000jjwt Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1495373 0 14 Mar 2023 19:56 5.5M, 5.258km 3.15 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:15 NEIC
1495385 0 14 Mar 2023 19:56 5.5M, 7.479km 3.18 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 01:09 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Chile ,of Araucania (population 2,236) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1495373 -75.273/-38.318 5.5 5.3 3.26 14 Mar 2023 20:16 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1495373 -75.273/-38.318 5.5 5.3 3.154 14 Mar 2023 20:30 00:33 (upd of #1)
3 0 1495385 -75.285/-38.421 5.5 7.5 3.182 14 Mar 2023 21:10 01:14 (new episode)
4 0 1495385 -75.285/-38.421 5.5 7.5 3.182 14 Mar 2023 22:00 02:03 (upd of #3)
5 0 1495385 -75.285/-38.421 5.5 7.5 3.182 15 Mar 2023 20:40 1d 00:43 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Araucania Chile 2300 people
Bio-Bio Chile 330000 people
Los Lagos Chile 1700 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Parcelas Chilco Araucania Chile Village - 188 km
Don Alfonso Bio-Bio Chile Village - 196 km
Pillimpilli Bio-Bio Chile Village - 203 km
Cabrera Bio-Bio Chile Village - 217 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) Distance
Carriel Sur International CCP 12 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 260 km

More information

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