Mag. 2.9 earthquake - COQUIMBO, CHILE, on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at 03:55 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 39 km depth
12 Mar 04:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.75°S / 71.33°W (Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) W of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.9||39 km||COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.8||39 km||11 km al NO de Punitaqui||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.