Mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 130 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, 6 May 2006 at 06:06 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.252°S / 71.639°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (248 km / 154 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) WSW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (200 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (261 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
697 km (433 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (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||15 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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