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.
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
If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!