Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 344 km northwest of Santiago de Chile, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 05:16 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 30 km depth
17 Sep 06:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 1 hour and 2 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2015 05:16:31 UTC
Depth: 29.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.589°S / 72.025°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) W of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||30 km||63 km al SO de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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