May 13, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.2M,depth:22.04km) in Chile at 5/13/2017 4:54:46 PM

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:22.04km
  • 13 May 2017 16:54:46 UTC
  • 1453927 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: 22.04 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -32.9458, -72.0534
  • Time (UTC): 13 May 2017 16:54:46
  • Time (ECT): 13 May 2017 18:54:46

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Chile, Region of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340). The distance to the nearest coast is 31km. The nearest places are Playa Ancha (36km), Laguna Verde (37km), Cerro Colorado (38km), BarĂ³n (41km), Quintay (42km), and 42 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Quintero (runway 3900ft, 50km), Vina del Mar (runway 5700ft, 51km), and El Belloto (59km). The nearest ports are Valparaiso (38km), Quintero (48km), Papudo (71km), and San Antonio (81km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 960000 people 54
50 km 170000 people 22
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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