Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 76 km west of Coquimbo, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Monday, 20 February 2017 at 15:06 (GMT)
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 23 km depth
20 Feb 15:20 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Feb 2017 15:06:31 UTC
Depth: 22.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.047°S / 72.122°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) W of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) W of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) WNW of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) W of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) NNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) NNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 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||23 km||65 km al O de Tongoy||GUG (U. Chile)|
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