Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 21 km west of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 15 October 2016 at 08:13 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 40 km depth
15 Oct 08:28 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 14 minutes.
Depth: 40.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30°S / 71.552°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SSW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||40 km||29 km al N de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
|M 2.9||40 km||OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE||EMSC|
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