Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km southwest of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 at 04:45 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 38 km depth
17 Jan 05:02 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 16 minutes.
Depth: 37.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.397°S / 72.122°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) SW of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) WSW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) NW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (228 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||38 km||62 km al O de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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