Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Limarí, 37 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 9 January 2016 at 12:39 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 25 km depth
9 Jan 12:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.55°S / 71.58°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) W of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (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
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|M 2.9||25 km||COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||25 km||34 km al S de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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