May 5, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:11.6km) in Chile at 5/5/2017 6:50:55 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 4.7M, Depth:11.6km
  • 05 May 2017 06:50:55 UTC
  • About 67224 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 11.6 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -28.7146, -71.5983
  • Time (UTC): 05 May 2017 06:50:55
  • Time (ECT): 05 May 2017 08:50:55

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Atacama (population 238,212). The distance to the nearest coast is 18km. The nearest places are Sarco (20km), Espantajos (20km), PeƱita (22km), El Sauce (28km), Agua Dulce (28km), and 22 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Vallenar (runway 4500ft, 83km), and Pelicano (84km). The nearest ports are Huasco (46km), Carrizal (82km), and Cruz Grande (85km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 15000 people 0
50 km 6300 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km no people 0



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