Mag. 2.9 earthquake - OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE, on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 at 16:57 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 38 km depth
2 Mar 17:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.46°S / 71.67°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 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!
106 km (66 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 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||38 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||38 km||22 km al O 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.