Mag. 2.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 50 km west of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile, on Sunday, 20 August 2017 at 04:00 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
20 Aug 04:28 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 27 minutes.
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.489°S / 71.673°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WNW of Salamanca (Choapa) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) SSW of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NNW of La Ligua (Petorca) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) N of Viña del Mar (pop: 294,600) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) N of Valparaiso (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) S of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Quilpué (pop: 130,300) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) NNW of Santiago (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||15 km||23 km al SO de Canela Baja||GUG (U. Chile)|
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