Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 70 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 04:38 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 30 km depth
17 Sep 05:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 40 minutes.
Depth: 30.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.304°S / 71.801°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||30 km||34 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Vietnam 1070 Austria / Very weak shaking (MMI II)