Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 at 06:40 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 17 km depth
Depth: 16.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.199°S / 71.232°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
91 km (57 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (190 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
698 km (434 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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