Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Copiapó Province, 130 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 09:47 (GMT)

Mag. 3.0 earthquake  - Copiapó Province, 130 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 09:47 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 118 km depth

28 Sep 10:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Sep 2018 09:47:57 UTC
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.16°S / 69.36°W (Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) SE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ENE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) WNW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) NNW of San José de Jachal (San Juan, Argentina) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WNW of La Rioja (Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
602 km (374 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 3.0118 km117 km al SE de Tierra AmarillaGUG (U. Chile)

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Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Copiapó Province, 130 km southeast of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 28 September 2018 at 09:47 (GMT)
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