Mag. 2.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 83 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Friday, 23 December 2016 at 15:24 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 12 km depth
23 Dec 15:42 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 18 minutes.
Depth: 11.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.839°S / 72.017°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) W of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNW of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NNW of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NNW of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NNW of Villa Alemana (pop: 97,300) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) NW of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) NW of Puente Alto (pop: 510,400) --> 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||12 km||48 km al O de Los Vilos||GUG (U. Chile)|
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