Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 23:04 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 23:04 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 37 km depth

Date & time: 30 Apr 2006 11:04:41 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 37.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.227°S / 71.196°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) W of Copiapo (Atacama) (pop: 129,300)
149 km (92 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (Atacama) (pop: 18,100)
156 km (97 mi) NNW of Vallenar (Atacama) (pop: 44,900)
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000)
298 km (185 mi) N of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500)
304 km (189 mi) N of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300)
670 km (416 mi) NNW of Mendoza (Argentina) (pop: 876,900)
695 km (432 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.837 kmoffshore Atacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Offshore Atacama, Chile, 30 April 23:04 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 11 May 2006 13:48 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    32.1 km (19.9 mi) depth
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2006 13:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    22.2 km (13.8 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2006 04:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2006 02:49 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    23.7 km (14.7 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2006 01:35 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 23:04 (GMT)
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