Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 58 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 20 September 2015 at 20:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 36 km depth
20 Sep 21:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 49 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Sep 2015 20:29:10 UTC
Depth: 36.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.585°S / 71.804°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) W of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 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||36 km||47 km al SO de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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