Earthquake Loss Estimate
The following Earthquake has been Reported:
Origin Time: 2014/04/01 23:46:49.0
Region: NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
Latitude: -19.62 S
Longitude: -70.53 W
Magnitude: 8
Depth: 24 km
Source: GFZ/USGS
ESTIMATE OF HUMAN LOSSES
Injured Exp. min/max: 500/20000
Fatalities Exp. min/max: 200/3000
ALERT LEVEL
MAP OF MEAN DAMAGE BY SETTLEMENT
LEGEND
REMARKS: Great earthquakes are at first underestimated in M. This could be a much larger earthquake, in which case the casualties would be more numerous. M(GFZ)=7.9; M(TWC)=8. The number of casualties depends on how close their rupture came to the large cities Iquique and Arica.
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ESTIMATED EXPOSURE
IntensityPopulation
V18525
VI116937
VII145297
VIII602921
IX217448
X
XI
XII
DISCLAIMER: Our calculations consider the effects of building damage due to strong shaking, only. The damage due to tsunami, landslides, fires, etc. is not included. There is no guarantee that this loss estimate is correct. WAPMERR is not responsible for any problems resulting from the use of the information presented in this email and on WAPMERR's website. Contact: Max Wyss, wapmerr@maxwyss.com, tel. +41 (0)79 749 4894.
Attachment: Summary_2Apr2014.xls