Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 101 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 27 October 2008 at 19:08 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 101 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 27 October 2008 at 19:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 113 km depth

Date & time: 27 Oct 2008 19:08:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 113.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.236°S / 69.322°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) E of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) NE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) SSE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) NNE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SSE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (259 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
704 km (437 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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 5.1113 kmAtacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 101 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 27 October 2008 19:08 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 101 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 27 October 2008 at 19:08 (GMT)
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