Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 14 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 14 December 2015 at 01:58 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 40 km depth
14 Dec 02:14 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 15 minutes.
Depth: 40.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.559°S / 71.284°W (Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (248 km / 154 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (8 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) S of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) NNW of San Felipe (Valparaíso) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) N of Quillota (Valparaíso) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) S of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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||40 km||14 km al NO de Illapel||GUG (U. Chile)|
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