Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 12 km east of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Saturday, 15 April 2017 at 15:21 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 55 km depth
15 Apr 15:32 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 11 minutes.
Depth: 55.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.916°S / 71.128°W (Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) E of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NW of Calingasta (San Juan, Argentina) (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan) (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||55 km||12 km al E de La Serena||GUG (U. Chile)|
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