Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 24 Km Al S De Putre on Friday, 15 May 2015 at 19:52 (GMT)

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 24 Km Al S De Putre on Friday, 15 May 2015 at 19:52 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 131 km depth

15 May 20:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 26 minutes.
Date & time: 15 May 2015 07:52:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 131.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.409°S / 69.581°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Taapaca (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) E of Arica (pop: 186,000)
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Palca (Peru) (pop: 189)
82 km (51 mi) SE of Calana (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 875)
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100)
84 km (52 mi) SE of Calientes (Peru) (pop: 231)
197 km (122 mi) SE of Moquegua (Peru) (pop: 54,500)
209 km (130 mi) NNE of Iquique (pop: 227,500)
1677 km (1042 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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M 3.8131 km24 km al S de PutreGUG (U. Chile)

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