Mag. 2.6 earthquake - Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina, 85 km east of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 09:02 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 8 km depth
19 Mar 12:35 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 4 hours.
Depth: 7.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.352°S / 70.334°W (Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (233 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) NE of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) W of Calingasta (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) WNW of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) W of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) W of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) W of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) W of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
1172 km (728 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||7.5 km||58 km al NE de Mina Los Pelambres||GUG (U. Chile)|
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