Mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 8 December 2015 at 18:50 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 38 km depth
8 Dec 19:05 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.96°S / 71.66°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (237 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) SW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) NNW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||38 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.6||38 km||15 km al O de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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