Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 70 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 12 August 2016 at 13:36 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 26 km depth
12 Aug 13:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.67°S / 71.91°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.8||26 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.8||27 km||46 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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