Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 80 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Thursday, 21 July 2016 at 05:21 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 36 km depth
21 Jul 05:43 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.84°S / 71.98°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) NW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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||36 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.6||33 km||41 km al O de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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