Mag. 2.9 earthquake - OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE, on Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 03:55 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 25 km depth
7 Jan 04:20 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 24 minutes.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.65°S / 71.99°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NNW of Santiago (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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.9||25 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||25 km||54 km al NO 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.