Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 240 km northwest of Santiago, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile, on Saturday, 12 December 2015 at 14:53 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 37 km depth
12 Dec 15:07 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 13 minutes.
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.72°S / 72.167°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> 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||37 km||66 km al O de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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