Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 60 km west of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 16:52 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 30 km depth
17 Sep 17:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 26 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2015 16:52:20 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.935°S / 71.961°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) W of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) W of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) W of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (255 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 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||30 km||57 km al NO de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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