Mag. 2.8 earthquake - OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE, on Sunday, 31 January 2016 at 07:24 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 48 km depth
31 Jan 07:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
Depth: 48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.64°S / 71.64°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NNW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.8||48 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.8||48 km||32 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 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.