Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 250 km northwest of Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 16:04 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 43 km depth
17 Sep 17:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Depth: 42.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.554°S / 72.072°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) NNW 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||43 km||61 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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