Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 81 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 04:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
17 Sep 05:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.247°S / 71.894°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||33 km||45 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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