Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 37 km northwest of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 17 December 2016 at 00:49 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 36 km depth
17 Dec 01:00 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 10 minutes.
Depth: 35.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.433°S / 71.531°W (Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) NNW of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
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||36 km||20 km al S de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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