PAGER - M 6.8 - ATACAMA, CHILE

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 20:15:43 UTC (17:15:43 local)Location: 28.1° S, 70.6° WDepth: 45kmEvent Id: USC000EYP3Alert Version: 7Created: 1 week, 0 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
68
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
2
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
73
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
27
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*186k*483k80k151k0000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1976-08-242985.6VI (6k)0
1983-10-041717.6VIII (504)5
1997-10-153177.1VIII (3k)7

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VICopiapo129k
VIVallenar45k
IVLa Serena155k
IVCoquimbo161k
IVVicuna14k
IVDiego de Almagro18k
IIIOvalle77k
IIIMonte Patria14k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-07-06
09:27 UTC
5.627.21° S, 71.02° W
21km
CLVII (1)00
21973-07-31
10:51 UTC
6.327.01° S, 71.26° W
4km
CLVI (8 k)00
31973-08-01
15:44 UTC
5.726.94° S, 71.21° W
23km
CLVI (9 k)00
41973-08-07
03:41 UTC
6.126.88° S, 70.94° W
29km
CLVII (9 k)00
51973-08-07
10:04 UTC
5.926.86° S, 71.03° W
22km
CLVI (6 k)00
61973-08-07
14:22 UTC
6.326.83° S, 70.87° W
22km
CLVIII (62)00
71973-08-14
01:57 UTC
5.726.73° S, 70.93° W
34km
CLVII (84)00
81975-03-13
15:26 UTC
6.929.91° S, 71.4° W
31km
CLVIII (266 k)22tsunami
91976-05-07
18:27 UTC
5.528.01° S, 71.2° W
1km
CLVII (431)00
101976-08-24
21:26 UTC
5.625.4° S, 70.72° W
40km
CLVI (6 k)00
111978-02-17
06:43 UTC
5.328.76° S, 71.31° W
41km
CLVI (2 k)00
121978-08-03
18:11 UTC
6.826.54° S, 70.54° W
76km
CLVII (7 k)00
131979-04-28
11:38 UTC
6.127.54° S, 70.99° W
28km
CLVIII (1)00
141979-05-20
19:37 UTC
5.927.16° S, 71.14° W
14km
CLVI (9 k)00
151980-03-23
23:33 UTC
5.430.02° S, 71.57° W
37km
CLVI (233 k)00
161983-10-04
18:52 UTC
7.626.54° S, 70.5° W
24km
CLVIII (504)55landslide, tsunami
171983-10-09
11:25 UTC
6.526.13° S, 70.48° W
32km
CLVIII (56)00
181984-07-24
04:49 UTC
5.825.74° S, 70.53° W
35km
CLVII (1 k)00
191985-05-19
18:09 UTC
6.230.26° S, 71.34° W
40km
CLVII (206 k)00
201986-01-26
07:48 UTC
5.427° S, 70.88° W
33km
CLVII (9 k)00
211987-05-19
12:56 UTC
6.130.34° S, 71.51° W
37km
CLVII (17 k)00
221988-01-19
07:30 UTC
724.67° S, 70.51° W
15km
CLIX (206)00
231988-02-05
14:01 UTC
7.224.79° S, 70.48° W
37km
CLVIII (24)00
241988-02-05
18:49 UTC
6.324.99° S, 70.62° W
31km
CLVII (1 k)00
251988-02-08
15:57 UTC
5.824.86° S, 70.46° W
30km
CLVII (740)00
261988-03-30
23:50 UTC
6.224.93° S, 70.46° W
40km
CLVII (1 k)00
271988-08-14
17:53 UTC
6.627.34° S, 71.09° W
36km
CLVIII (25)00
281988-08-17
11:34 UTC
6.127.19° S, 71.07° W
29km
CLVIII (1)00
291988-08-17
12:38 UTC
5.627.27° S, 71.16° W
27km
CLVII (101)00
301992-06-21
10:52 UTC
5.726.57° S, 70.71° W
39km
CLVII (496)00
311992-11-28
03:13 UTC
6.431.37° S, 72.05° W
8km
CLVI (181)00
321993-03-15
16:08 UTC
6.526.71° S, 70.95° W
23km
CLVIII (32)00
331993-03-19
01:48 UTC
5.926.77° S, 70.98° W
30km
CLVII (7 k)00
341993-07-11
13:36 UTC
6.625.25° S, 70.07° W
30km
CLVII (14 k)00
351994-09-12
06:29 UTC
5.931.19° S, 71.81° W
40km
CLVII (198)00
361995-10-03
16:08 UTC
5.730.72° S, 71.96° W
37km
CLVI (6 k)00
371995-11-01
00:35 UTC
6.628.9° S, 71.41° W
15km
CLIX (2 k)00
381995-11-30
13:15 UTC
5.727.75° S, 70.99° W
19km
CLVIII (5)00
391997-07-06
09:54 UTC
6.830.12° S, 71.93° W
21km
CLVIII (12)00
401997-07-06
23:15 UTC
5.730.17° S, 71.95° W
32km
CLVI (3 k)00
411997-07-19
12:22 UTC
5.929.29° S, 71.69° W
26km
CLVII (1 k)00
421997-07-21
23:19 UTC
5.930.26° S, 71.95° W
10km
CLVI (523)00
431997-07-25
06:47 UTC
630.46° S, 72.03° W
15km
CLVI (261)00
441997-07-25
07:33 UTC
630.5° S, 72.06° W
15km
CLVI (97)00
451997-07-25
07:34 UTC
630.29° S, 72.25° W
35km
CLVI (453)00
461997-07-27
05:21 UTC
6.330.53° S, 71.98° W
15km
CLVII (2)00
471997-10-15
01:03 UTC
7.130.89° S, 71.15° W
62km
CLVIII (3 k)78landslide
481998-01-12
10:14 UTC
6.631.07° S, 71.5° W
47km
CLVIII (195)00
491998-09-03
17:38 UTC
6.529.43° S, 71.67° W
41km
CLVIII (76)00
501999-09-29
18:01 UTC
5.730.72° S, 71.96° W
10km
CLVI (425)00
511999-12-04
17:06 UTC
5.628.47° S, 71.23° W
36km
CLVII (3 k)00
522000-11-29
10:25 UTC
6.324.95° S, 70.98° W
36km
CLVII (42)00
532002-04-18
16:08 UTC
6.627.46° S, 70.44° W
53km
CLVII (147 k)00landslide
542002-05-23
15:52 UTC
5.930.78° S, 71.23° W
44km
CLVII (4 k)00
552002-05-28
04:04 UTC
628.95° S, 66.74° W
14km
ARVIII (46)00landslide
562003-06-20
13:30 UTC
6.830.65° S, 71.53° W
32km
CLVIII (14 k)00
572003-07-26
14:10 UTC
5.528.24° S, 70.95° W
38km
CLVII (80)00
582004-08-27
00:43 UTC
5.827.45° S, 70.92° W
30km
CLVII (3 k)00
592006-04-15
23:50 UTC
629.66° S, 71.92° W
20km
CLV (393 k)00
602006-04-30
19:17 UTC
6.627.07° S, 71.22° W
12km
CLVIII (7 k)00
612006-04-30
21:32 UTC
5.927.14° S, 71.1° W
35km
CLVII (4)00
622006-04-30
21:40 UTC
6.527.18° S, 71.05° W
12km
CLVIII (105)00
632006-10-12
18:05 UTC
6.431.26° S, 71.33° W
31km
CLVII (19 k)00

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