M 5.8 in Chile on 02 May 2021 06:57 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 1267174
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 30.72 Km
Lat/Lon: -30.1427 , -71.5776
Event Date: 02 May 2021 06:57 UTC
02 May 2021 02:57 Local
Exposed Population: 110000 people in MMI VI
620000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 May 2021 07:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3 (Chile)


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NEIC 0 0
us7000dzfk Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -1.16  
  C2 shakemap 0.54  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.75  
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Chile - Earthquake (ECHO 03 May 2021)Mon, 03 May 2021 16:43

  • An earthquake of 5.8 M at a depth of 31 km occurred 20 km off the coast of Elqui Province (Coquimbo Region, central-western Chile) on 2 May at 06.57 UTC (02.57 local time). The epicentre was offshore approximately 40 km south-west of the coastal city of La Serena (Elqui Province).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 318,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • According to media, there have been no reports of damage or casualties as a result of the seismic event.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),