Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 1 May 2006 at 15:35 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 11 km depth
Depth: 10.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.173°S / 71.249°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
701 km (436 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||10.8 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.