Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Coquimbo, Chile

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Coquimbo, Chile

Strong earthquake measured as magnitude 6.1 hit Coquimbo in Atacama region, Chile at 19:02:05 UTC on November 14, 2012  according to USGS and EMSC. The epicenter was located 82 km (50 miles) N of 82 km (50 miles) SW of Vallenar, Chile with coordinates 29.157°S, 71.272°W. The nearest populated village is Andacollo; 13 km NW of the epicenter. USGS registered epicenter at depth of 61.8 km (38.4 miles) while EMSC registered depth of 20 km. Local agencies report magnitude 6.3.

Shaking intensity map by USGS


Earthquake view map by EMSC


GDACS reports that 420,000 people live within 100km radius from the epicenter. This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. USGS PAGER remains at green alert.

Featured image: EMSC + Google Earth

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