Nov 21, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:11.26km) in Chile at 11/21/2016 12:09:49 AM

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 4.6M, Depth:11.26km
  • 21 Nov 2016 00:09:49 UTC
  • 375961 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 11.26 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -37.4779, -73.7213
  • Time (UTC): 21 Nov 2016 00:09:49
  • Time (ECT): 21 Nov 2016 01:09:49

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Bio-Bio (population 1,789,433). The distance to the nearest coast is 10km. The nearest places are Lebu (22000 people , 15km), Frutillar (21km), Los Cambuchos (21km), Villa Alegre (25km), Pehuén (27km), and 28 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are La Playa (52km). The nearest ports are Puerto Yana (13km), Lebu (14km), Lota (64km), and Coronel (70km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 140000 people 8
50 km 93000 people 11
20 km 15000 people 12
10 km no people 0



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