Mag. 2.6 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 1 May 2006 at 20:06 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 14.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.31°S / 71.233°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
686 km (426 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.6||15 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 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.