Mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 130 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 4 May 2006 at 05:13 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 29 km depth
Depth: 29.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.561°S / 71.631°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (249 km / 155 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (220 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
662 km (412 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.8||29 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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