Mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 52 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 01:06 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 39 km depth
30 Sep 02:18 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 1 hour and 11 minutes.
Depth: 39.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.523°S / 71.702°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||39 km||27 km al SO de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
|M 4.4||31 km||Near Coast of Central Chile||GFZ|
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