Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 216 km northwest of Santiago de Chile, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 00:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 17 km depth
17 Sep 01:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 28 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2015 00:50:15 UTC
Depth: 16.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.92°S / 72.066°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (56 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||17 km||52 km al O de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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