Feb 26, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:31.92km) in Chile at 2/26/2017 8:59:16 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 5M, Depth:31.92km
  • 26 Feb 2017 08:59:16 UTC
  • About 74183 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 31.92 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -28.9219, -71.4883
  • Time (UTC): 26 Feb 2017 08:59:16
  • Time (ECT): 26 Feb 2017 09:59:16

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChile, Region of Atacama (population 238,212). The nearest places are Agua Dulce (3km), Sarco (8km), Espantajos (12km), ChaƱaral (13km), Higuerita (17km), and 36 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pelicano (63km), and Vallenar (runway 4500ft, 80km). The nearest ports are Huasco (57km), and Cruz Grande (60km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 24000 people 1
50 km 7800 people 1
20 km 2100 people 1
10 km <1000 people 2



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