Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 331 km northwest of Santiago de Chile, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 02:20 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 30 km depth
17 Sep 03:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 57 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2015 02:20:55 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.738°S / 72.086°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (54 mi) W of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 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||30 km||78 km al SO de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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