Green earthquake alert (5.8M,depth:6.64km) in Chile at 8/12/2017 12:54:12 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 12 Aug 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Chile

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

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:6.64km12 Aug 2017 12:54:12 UTCAbout 18985 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Characteristics Magnitude: 5.8 MDepth: 6.64 km (very shallow)Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 29 km (MMI IV)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): -30.2391, -72.2632Time (UTC): 12 Aug 2017 12:54:12Time (ECT): 12 Aug 2017 14:54:12 Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Coquimbo (population 520,420). The distance to the nearest coast is 57km. The nearest places are Puetro Aldea (67km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 29km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage 75 km 1800 people 0 50 km no people 0 Likely 20 km no people 0 Very likely 10 km no people 0 Very likely


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