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Seismic Hazard – Strong M7.6 Seismic Event/Aftershocks near Puerto Quellón, Los Lagos, Chile

2016/12/25

The earthquake occurred in Chile, near Puerto Quellón, Region of Los Lagos (population 978,969), on 2016-12-25 at 14:22:27 UTC

Event Map: M 7.6 - 39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile

Event Map: M 7.6 – 39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile on 2016-12-25 at 14:22:27 UTC . This is a product of the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN) and credit belongs to all involved institutions.

South America –  Chile | Región de Los Lagos near Puerto Quellón
Location: 39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile
Magnitude: 7.6
Time: 2016-12-25 @ 14:22:27 UTC
Epicenter: 43°24’57.6″S 73°52’48.0″W
Depth: 34.6 km (21.5 mi) Deep
Population affected: 60,990 people within 100km
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 115 km (MMI VI)

Shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.
Economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized.

Additional information about this event

Mw 7.6 earthquake and aftershocks in southern Chile 2016-12-25 - Peak ground acceleration, Southern Chile

Mw 7.6 earthquake and aftershocks in southern Chile 2016-12-25 at 14:22:27 UTC – Peak ground acceleration, Southern Chile. GSHAP Global Seismic Hazard Map/GFZ  This is a product of the GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN) and credit belongs to all involved institutions.

7.6 magnitude earthquake near Puerto Quellón, Los Lagos, Chile

USGS Interactive Map
USGS ShakeMap
USGS – PAGER

IRIS Mww7.6 Southern Chile

Aftershocks

Recent Earthquakes Near Puerto Quellón, Los Lagos, Chile
IRIS Interactive Earthquake Browser

Tsunami Threat Statement Issued

WEPA40 PHEB 251534 TSUPAC

The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.5m in Yaldad, Chile. This height is estimated for 25-Dec-2016 18:37:00.

Tsunami maximum wave height
Tsunami animation

Population

1133 km S of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 11:22:28.2 2016-12-25
221 km S of Puerto Montt, Chile / pop: 161,000 / local time: 11:22:28.2 2016-12-25
31 km SW of Puerto Quellón, Chile / pop: 21,900 / local time: 11:22:28.2 2016-12-25


More information

EMSC-CSEM
Universidad de Chile, Dep. de Geofisica, Chile
USGS/NEIC Denver, USA
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, Germany
IRIS
Earthquake Track
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)

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Media Analysis

7.6-magnitude quake jolts Chile, no victims reported
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 02:36:00 +0100   china (en)

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Chile on Sunday, sparking fears of a tsunami, but causing no casualties. Chile’s National Emergency Office (Onemi) initially ordered the evacuation of residents along coastal areas, but later lifted the tsunami alert.

Major quake jolts Chile tourist region on Christmas Day
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 02:35:00 +0100   sinacom (en)

SANTIAGO – A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. The quake disrupted Christmas celebration plans for thousands of people who fled their homes on foot, in cars and on horseback, seeking higher ground amid torrential rains in some places as sirens warned of a potential tsunami.

Terremoto de 7,6 grados en Chile: así terminó carretera en Chiloé 19:30 hrs
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 02:29:00 +0100   peru (es)

Un terremoto de magnitud 7,6 conmocionó hoy a la población de cinco regiones del sur de Chile en el día de Navidad, sin causar víctimas, pero sí daños en viviendas y carreteras y afectando los servicios básicos. El fuerte movimiento telúrico tuvo lugar a las 11.22 hora local (14.22 GMT) y se sintió en las regiones de Biobío, La Araucanía, Los Lagos, Los Ríos y Aysén.

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