Mag. 3.9 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 8 May 2006 at 06:45 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 37 km depth
Depth: 36.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.297°S / 71.07°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (46 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (90 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (190 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (228 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
686 km (426 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.9||37 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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