Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 at 17:39 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 19 km depth
Depth: 19.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.227°S / 71.17°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (97 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
695 km (432 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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