Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 70 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 17 May 2009 at 12:35 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 70 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 17 May 2009 at 12:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 94 km depth

Date & time: 17 May 2009 12:35:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 93.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.231°S / 69.636°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) ENE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) NE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SSE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) NNE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) NNE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (251 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
699 km (434 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.294 kmAtacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 70 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 17 May 2009 12:35 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 11 Jul 2009 22:40 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    105.9 km (65.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 70 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 17 May 2009 at 12:35 (GMT)
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