Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 32 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 20 September 2015 at 14:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 Sep 14:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Sep 2015 14:31:08 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.52°S / 71.52°W (Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) N of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.5||10 km||Near Coast of Central Chile||GFZ|
|M 5.2||38 km||44 km al SO de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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