Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 5 May 2006 at 06:33 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.264°S / 71.174°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!
150 km (93 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
691 km (429 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.6||35 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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