Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 at 13:25 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 at 13:25 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 121 km depth

Date & time: 7 Nov 2006 01:25:36 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 121.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.729°S / 68.204°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cerro del Azufre (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NNE of El Ojo de San Pedro (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta)
41 km (25 mi) SE of Caracote (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta)
45 km (28 mi) ENE of Tapiche (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta)
110 km (68 mi) NE of Calama (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta) (pop: 143,100)
210 km (130 mi) E of Tocopilla (Antofagasta) (pop: 24,500)
263 km (164 mi) SE of Iquique (Tarapaca) (pop: 227,500)
444 km (276 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700)
1326 km (824 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!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.8121 kmAntofagasta, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Antofagasta, Chile, 7 November 13:25 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 27 Nov 2006 09:49 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    121.6 km (75.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2006 07:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    101.8 km (63.3 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 2006 03:33 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    160 km (99.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Antofagasta, Chile, on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 at 13:25 (GMT)
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