M 6.1 in Chile on 04 Nov 2019 21:53 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1192381
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 53 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.8124 , -71.378
Event Date: 04 Nov 2019 21:53 UTC
04 Nov 2019 18:53 Local
Exposed Population: About 13000 people in MMI VII
200000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 05 Nov 2019 21:56 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.7 (Chile)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Argentina= 3.7; Chile= 3


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us70006345 Scaled population (raster) 2.82  
  C1 shakemap -1.16  
  C2 shakemap 0.54  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.75  
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Chile - Earthquake (ECHO 05 Nov 2019)Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:01

  • An earthquake of 6.1 M at a depth of 28 km hit Coquimbo region (central Chile) on 4 November at 21.53 UTC (18.53 Local Time). The epicentre was approximately 17 km north-east of Los Vilos, and 28 km south-west of Illapel.
  • An aftershock of 4.0 M was recorded off the coast of Coquimbo region, but no tsunami warnings have been issued.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 15,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 81,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media, there are no reports of casualties or damage. The seismic event has also been felt in Santiago during the last nationwide protest.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),