Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 127 km west of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 3 December 2016 at 18:36 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
3 Dec 19:00 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 24 minutes.
Depth: 15.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.291°S / 72.602°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) WNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) W of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 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||15 km||106 km al O de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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