Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 19:21 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 19:21 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

Date & time: 30 Apr 2006 07:21:07 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 17.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.06°S / 71.048°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300)
126 km (78 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100)
171 km (106 mi) N of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900)
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000)
317 km (197 mi) N of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500)
323 km (201 mi) N of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300)
683 km (424 mi) NNW of Mendoza (Argentina) (pop: 876,900)
713 km (443 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.117 kmoffshore Atacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Offshore Atacama, Chile, 30 April 19:21 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 01 May 2006 02:49 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    23.7 km (14.7 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 21:59 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    30.5 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 21:40 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 21:40 (GMT)
  • 30 Apr 2006 21:25 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33.6 km (20.9 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 20:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    48.4 km (30.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 19:26 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 19:21 (GMT)
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