Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Choapa, 43 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 7 December 2015 at 00:29 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
7 Dec 00:42 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 13 minutes.
Depth: 35.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.848°S / 71.551°W (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (Valparaíso) (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NW of San Felipe (Valparaíso) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) N of Valparaiso (Valparaíso) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||35 km||8 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
|M 2.9||35 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
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