Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 18 April 2002 at 23:24 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 53 km depth
Depth: 52.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.582°S / 70.391°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NNE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) SSW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) S of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) WNW of Chilecito (Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) NNE of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
654 km (406 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||53 km||Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Atacama, Chile, 18 April 2002 23:24 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Apr 2002 02:11 UTC| M 4.0 |56 km (34.8 mi) depth|2 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details