Minor mag. 2.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 46 km northwest of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 20 August 2016 at 11:19 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 29 km depth
20 Aug 11:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.45°S / 71.6°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NNW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) S of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> 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||29 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.6||29 km||15 km al O de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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