Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 69 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 21 December 2015 at 13:37 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 24 km depth
21 Dec 14:00 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 22 minutes.
Depth: 24.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.842°S / 71.867°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) SW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) NNW 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||24 km||58 km al O de Punitaqui||GUG (U. Chile)|
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