Mag. 3.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 43 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 26 December 2015 at 23:11 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 38 km depth
26 Dec 23:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.65°S / 71.62°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.1||38 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 3.1||38 km||31 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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