Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 19:07 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 6 km depth
Depth: 6.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.479°S / 71.463°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
669 km (416 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 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.9||6.2 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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