Mag. 4.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 102 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 12 May 2006 at 06:33 (GMT)

Mag. 4.1 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 102 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 12 May 2006 at 06:33 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 7 km depth

Date & time: 12 May 2006 06:33:59 UTC
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 6.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.262°S / 71.357°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (220 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) WNW of Vinchina (Argentina) (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) WNW of Tinogasta (Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) WSW of Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentina) (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NW of San José de Jachal (Argentina) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) WNW of Chilecito (Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (302 mi) N of Illapel (Choapa) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) NW of San Agustin de Valle Fértil (Valle Fértil, Argentina) (pop: 6,860) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (335 mi) NNW of San Martin (Argentina) (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) NNW of Villa Basilio Nievas (Argentina) (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
543 km (338 mi) NNW of Chimbas (Argentina) (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) NNW of Santa Lucia (Argentina) (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) NNW of Nueve de Julio (Argentina) (pop: 7,650) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) NNW of Caucete (Argentina) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
692 km (430 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.16.8 kmoffshore Atacama, ChileUSGS
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Mag. 4.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 102 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Friday, 12 May 2006 at 06:33 (GMT)
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