Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 5 May 2006 at 08:06 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 2 km depth
Depth: 1.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.287°S / 71.192°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
688 km (428 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||1.8 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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