Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 5 May 2006 at 03:26 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.096°S / 71.186°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (205 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
709 km (441 mi) N of Santiago (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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