Mag. 2.9 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 at 10:55 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 72 km depth
29 Dec 12:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 11 minutes.
Depth: 72.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.28°S / 71.36°W (Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) S of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) N of Viña del Mar (Valparaíso) (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) N of Quilpué (Valparaíso) (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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||72 km||COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||72 km||16 km al NE de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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