Mag. 3.1 earthquake - Choapa, 37 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 17 March 2016 at 07:52 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 42 km depth
17 Mar 13:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 hours.
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.54°S / 71.54°W (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.1||42 km||COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 3.1||42 km||18 km al SO de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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