Mag. 2.5 earthquake - 120 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 20:09 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 131 km depth
17 Oct 21:04 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 55 minutes.
Depth: 130.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.909°S / 69.277°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NW of Vinchina (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) W of Fiambala (Catamarca, Argentina) (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) W of Tinogasta (Catamarca, Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
631 km (392 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.5||131 km||108 km al SE de Tierra Amarilla||GUG (U. Chile)|
User reports for this quake
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