Mag. 2.9 earthquake - OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE, on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 at 01:51 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 45 km depth
12 Jan 02:18 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.51°S / 71.7°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) N of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 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
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|M 2.9||45 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||45 km||26 km al SO de Canela Baja||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.