Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 69 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 18:26 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 40 km depth
17 Sep 19:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 51 minutes.
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.734°S / 71.891°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 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||40 km||41 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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