Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 29 km northwest of Valparaiso, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 22:38 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 27 km depth
28 Jan 23:00 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 21 minutes.
Depth: 26.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.794°S / 71.752°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) W of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) W of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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||27 km||31 km al NO de Valparaíso||GUG (U. Chile)|
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