Mag. 4.0 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, 6 May 2006 at 17:00 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 40 km depth
Depth: 40.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.405°S / 71.54°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (189 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
679 km (422 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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