Apr 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.2M,depth:10.6km) in Chile at 4/30/2017 9:36:01 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 5.2M, Depth:10.6km
  • 30 Apr 2017 09:36:01 UTC
  • 255521 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.2 M
  • Depth: 10.6 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -20.0354, -70.992
  • Time (UTC): 30 Apr 2017 09:36:01
  • Time (ECT): 30 Apr 2017 11:36:01

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Tarapaca (population 350,373). The distance to the nearest coast is 88km. The nearest places are Iquique (220000 people , 90km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. The nearest ports are Iquique (90km), and Pisagua (93km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km no people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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