Mag. 2.8 earthquake - OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE, on Sunday, 21 February 2016 at 12:31 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 38 km depth
21 Feb 12:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.51°S / 71.61°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) W of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) NW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WNW of Llaillay (San Felipe de Aconcagua) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW 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
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|M 2.8||38 km||OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||35 km||42 km al O de La Ligua||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.