Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 85 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 13:03 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 85 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 13:03 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 95 km depth

Date & time: 8 Feb 2011 13:03:30 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 94.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.618°S / 69.521°W (Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SSE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) NE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) NNE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) NE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NW of La Rioja (Argentina) (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) SSE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
658 km (409 mi) N of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.495 kmAtacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake 85 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 8 February 2011 13:03 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 85 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 13:03 (GMT)
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