Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 7 May 2006 at 13:44 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 29 km depth
Depth: 29.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.341°S / 70.733°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) SSW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
680 km (423 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||29 km||Atacama, Chile||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.