Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 8 May 2006 at 20:27 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.286°S / 71.013°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) WNW of Vinchina (Argentina) (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
687 km (427 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.0||35 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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