Jun 6, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.5M,depth:116.2km) in Chile at 6/6/2017 5:35:10 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 5.5M, Depth:116.2km
  • 06 Jun 2017 17:35:10 UTC
  • 147325 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 116.2 km (very deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -22.936, -68.864
  • Time (UTC): 06 Jun 2017 17:35:10
  • Time (ECT): 06 Jun 2017 19:35:10

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inChile, Region of Antofagasta (population 423,780). The nearest places are Placilla de Caracoles (17km), San Juan (23km), Cerritos Bayos (44km), Sierra Gorda (46km), Dupont (47km), and 17 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are El Loa (runway 9400ft, 48km), and San Pedro de Atacama (runway 6300ft, 72km). There are no known ports nearby.

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 <1000 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km <1000 people 0



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