Mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 72 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 9 December 2016 at 06:14 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 42 km depth
9 Dec 06:35 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 21 minutes.
Depth: 41.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.695°S / 71.931°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) W of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NNW of Quillota (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NNW of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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||42 km||46 km al NO de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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