Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 55 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 20 September 2015 at 00:27 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 25 km depth
20 Sep 06:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 6 hours.
Depth: 25.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.476°S / 71.72°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) N of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||25 km||26 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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