Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 46 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 18 September 2015 at 04:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 34 km depth
18 Sep 05:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 49 minutes.
Depth: 33.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.666°S / 71.654°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 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||34 km||30 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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