Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 at 17:31 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 14.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.209°S / 71.245°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (209 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (214 mi) WNW of Vinchina (Argentina) (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
697 km (433 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.0||15 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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