Mag. 3.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 02:21 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
8 Oct 03:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 49 minutes.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.83°S / 71.56°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.0||25 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 3.0||25 km||10 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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