Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Limarí, 40 km west of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 at 17:39 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 29 km depth
16 Feb 17:56 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 17 minutes.
Depth: 28.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.65°S / 71.618°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) W of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> 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||29 km||40 km al NO de Punitaqui||GUG (U. Chile)|
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