Mag. 2.6 earthquake - OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE, on Saturday, 2 January 2016 at 15:58 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 29 km depth
2 Jan 17:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.82°S / 71.7°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) W of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||29 km||OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.6||29 km||26 km al N de Valparaíso||GUG (U. Chile)|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.