Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 5 May 2006 at 11:18 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 46 km depth
Depth: 46.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.252°S / 71.252°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (231 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (254 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
693 km (430 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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