Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, 6 June 2006 at 13:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, 6 June 2006 at 13:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 89 km depth

Date & time: 6 Jun 2006 01:57:49 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 88.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.789°S / 69.122°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Napa (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) WNW of Cahuisa (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá)
12 km (7 mi) SE of El Algarrobal (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá)
15 km (10 mi) NNW of El Molino (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá)
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Cahuisa (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá)
17 km (10 mi) S of Chacarilla (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá)
17 km (11 mi) WNW of Alojamiento de Quitala (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá)
344 km (214 mi) NNE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800)
1417 km (880 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 5.089 kmTarapaca, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Tarapaca, Chile, 6 June 13:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Jul 2006 22:09 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    110.2 km (68.5 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Tarapaca, Chile, on Tuesday, 6 June 2006 at 13:57 (GMT)
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