Mag. 2.7 earthquake - Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 13:15 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 28 km depth
Depth: 27.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.329°S / 70.773°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
682 km (424 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.7||28 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 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.