M 6.8 in Chile on 29 Sep 2019 15:57 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 1188816
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8M
Depth: 11 Km
Lat/Lon: -35.4734 , -73.1624
Event Date: 29 Sep 2019 15:57 UTC
29 Sep 2019 10:57 Local
Exposed Population: About 45000 people in MMI VI
100000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 30 Sep 2019 16:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3 (Chile)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.2 0.2
us70005nie Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0.24m  
  C1 shakemap -1.16 Max wave realtime 0.24m  
  C2 shakemap 0.54      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.75      
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Chile - Earthquake (ECHO 30 Sep 2019)Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:08

  • An earthquake of 6.8 M at a depth of 11 km struck off the coast of Maule Region, central Chile on 29 September at 15.57 UTC. The epicentre was approximately 70 km west-southwest of Constitución City (Talca Province), and 63 km north-west of Pelluhue Town (Cauquenes Province).
  • A series of aftershocks of magnitude between 4.0 M and 5.3 M were recorded but no tsunami warning was issued. Up to 52,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, as of 30 September, there are no reports of casualties or damage.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (81), (3), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),