Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 253 km northwest of Santiago del Cile, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 00:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 31 km depth
17 Sep 01:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 56 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2015 00:22:14 UTC
Depth: 31.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.489°S / 72.001°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||31 km||53 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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