[HOT] Chile Eathquake alerts

Harry Wood mail at harrywood.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 13:51:27 UTC 2015

I've made a wiki page for this:

including links to those task manager projects

Not a major activation. It's a small death toll, I guess because Chileans are well prepared for earthquakes. Also don't forget there is an active OpenStreetMap community in Chile. We should somehow try to avoid trampling all over the nice existing locally mapped data with task-square shaped bits of mess.

If there's more we could do to put the maps into the hands of responders (offering/documenting useful map outputs) that's worth focussing on.


From: Julio Costa Zambelli <julio.costa at openstreetmap.cl>
To: Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> 
Cc: HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
Sent: Thursday, 17 September 2015, 5:45
Subject: Re: [HOT] Chile Eathquake alerts

Hello Pierre,

Wille Marcel gently created a couple of tasks for Coquimbo (the capital of the region that suffered some tsunami flooding on the lower parts of the city) and Illapel (an important town near the epicentre of the earthquake and many of the aftershocks). 

I think that we will be working on this region at least during the next couple of days, specially starting tomorrow once we get more information on where the destruction is bigger (it looks like the area between Illapel and Ovalle is the most affected by the quake, and all the coastal area between La Serena and Concón by the Tsunami).


Julio Costa Zambelli
Fundación OpenStreetMap Chile

julio.costa at openstreetmap.cl

Cel: +56(9)89981083

On 16 September 2015 at 23:24, <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:

>An earthquake of magnitude 8.3 occured about 3 hours ago on the coast of Chile, west of Illapel, with 11 aftershocks over 4.5 so far.
>See http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map
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