Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 at 19:14 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 25 km depth
15 Mar 19:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 26 minutes.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.09°S / 71.78°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) SW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 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||25 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.9||21 km||46 km al NO de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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