Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 5 May 2006 at 11:20 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 8 km depth
Depth: 8.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.341°S / 71.167°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
682 km (424 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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|M 3.8||8.2 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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