Mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 41 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:47 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 37 km depth
21 Sep 19:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 31 minutes.
Depth: 36.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.764°S / 71.574°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||37 km||17 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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