Mag. 3.6 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 8 May 2006 at 15:24 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 18 km depth
Depth: 18.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.178°S / 71.209°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) WNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
700 km (435 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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