Mag. 2.8 earthquake - Limarí, 28 km southwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 19 August 2016 at 02:17 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 46 km depth
19 Aug 02:38 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
Depth: 46.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.78°S / 71.41°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (18 mi) SW of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) WSW of Monte Patria (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) S of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SW of Vicuña (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) N of La Ligua (Petorca, Valparaíso) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) WNW of Calingasta (San Juan, Argentina) (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (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||46 km||COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.8||47 km||15 km al O de Punitaqui||GUG (U. Chile)|
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