Mag. 2.9 earthquake - OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE, on Sunday, 3 January 2016 at 20:48 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 34 km depth
3 Jan 21:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.93°S / 71.89°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WSW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.9||34 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||34 km||36 km al O de Los Vilos||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 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.