Green Earthquake Alert in Chile Summary
On 7/4/2012 8:33:03 AM UTC (about 03:42h local time) an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in the highly populated region of Araucania in Chile. The nearest populated places are: [None].
Potentially affected critical infrastructure:Nuclear plants: [None] Hydrodams: [None] Airports: [None] Ports: [None]
Based on an automated impact model, this earthquake, which occurred in a region with low vulnerability to natural disasters, has potentially a low humanitarian impact.
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.Event Date Univ. Time: Wed, 7/4/2012 08:33 UTC European Time of the event: Wed, 7/4/2012 10:33 CEST (Brussels, Paris, Rome) East America Time of the event: Wed, 7/4/2012 03:33 EST (New York, Washington) West America Time of the event: Wed, 7/4/2012 00:33 PST (San Francisco, Los Angeles) East Asia Time of the event: Wed, 7/4/2012 17:33 JTI (Tokyo) This email report was automatically created by a computer at: 7/4/2012 8:52:32 AM UTC (19 minutes after the event)
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Earthquake Event Characteristics Source: World Data Centre for Seismology, Denver (NEIC) M Magnitude: 4.7 M Depth: 9.7 km Location (Lat/Long): -37.9783 | -72.7094 Country: Chile Province: Region: Araucania UTC/GMT (Greenwich time): 7/4/2012 8:33:03 AM Estimated local solar time: 7/4/2012 3:42:13 AM
Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 5x3.5 decimal degrees (approx. 550x400km2).
Earthquake Impact Details Potentially affected People Population Data Radius (km) Population Density (people/km?) 1 1 1 2 35 2 5 383 4 10 5123 16 20 43615 34 50 236558 30 100 0 200 0
The population in the area of this earthquake is 30 people/km?.
The earthquake occurred at 3h local time. At this time a day, more people are at home and therefore more vulnerable to collapsing residential buildings. During traffic hours, people can be affected by collapsing bridges and other road infrastructure.Resilience and Vulnerability
Resilience is the capacity of the population to cope with a hazard. Since much of investments in earthquake preparedness and available funds for quick response is related to household income, the GDP per capita can be used as a rough indicator of resilience.
Chile has a GDP per capita of 5121 PPP$ (Parity Purchasing Power Dollar, about 1 Euro) and is therefore part of the medium level income countries. Therefore, the earthquake happened in an area of medium resilience.
Based on the combination of 9 indicators, ECHO attributes Chile a low vulnerability.ECHO Intervention Priority Ranking for Chile Overall situation Human Development Human Poverty Exposure to Major Disasters Natural Disasters Conflicts Humanitarian effects of population movement Refugees and IDPs Health of children under five Undernourishment Mortality rates Other vulnerability factors Access to health care Prevalence of HIV, TBC and malaria Gender-specific Human Development Gini Index Source ECHO
Key: Bad - Medium - Good - No data Secondary effects
Probability of secondary effects:Landslides: The maximum slope in the area of the earthquake is [unknown]% and the maximum altitude is [unknown] m. Since this is a unknown slope, the risk of earthquake induced landslides is unknown. Note, however, that the slope data is not reliable on a local scale, while landslides depend very much on local topography, soil and meteorological conditions. Nuclear power plants: There are no nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. Hydrodams: There are no hydrodam facilities nearby the epicenter.
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