Mag. 2.6 earthquake - OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE, on Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 02:06 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 38 km depth
7 Jan 02:25 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.35°S / 71.8°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) W of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (53 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) NW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.6||38 km||OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.7||39 km||54 km al SO 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.