Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Choapa, 17 km north of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 19 December 2015 at 18:06 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 61 km depth
19 Dec 18:28 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 21 minutes.
Depth: 60.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.483°S / 71.168°W (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (249 km / 155 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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||61 km||17 km al N de Illapel||GUG (U. Chile)|
|M 3.0||61 km||COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
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