Mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 73 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 15 August 2016 at 06:55 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 32 km depth
15 Aug 07:21 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 25 minutes.
Depth: 31.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.551°S / 71.929°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> 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||32 km||48 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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