Minor mag. 2.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km west of La Ligua, Petorca Province, Region de Valparaiso, Chile, on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 at 20:29 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 40 km depth
23 Aug 20:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.46°S / 71.65°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) W of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) NNW of Limache (Marga Marga) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of San Felipe (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.7||40 km||OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE||EMSC|
|M 2.8||36 km||40 km al O de La Ligua||GUG (U. Chile)|
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