Mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 31 December 2015 at 11:20 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 39 km depth
31 Dec 11:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.79°S / 71.58°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (26 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) N of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||39 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.8||39 km||15 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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