Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, 6 May 2006 at 16:59 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 6 km depth
Depth: 6.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.504°S / 71.486°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
667 km (414 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||6.4 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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