Global & Disaster Medicine

USGS said the quake hit at 10:57 a.m. local time and was centered 40 miles west-southwest of the city of Constitucion and about 225 miles south of Santiago, the capital. The epicenter was 10.3 miles below the surface.

Estimated Fatalities

Estimated Fatalities Histogram
Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Estimated Economic Losses

Estimated Economic Losses Histogram

Estimated Population Exposure to Earthquake Shaking

Population Exposure Map
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are adobe block and rubble/field stone masonry construction.

Secondary Effects

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

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