Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 15 May 2006 at 16:59 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 29.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.072°S / 71.068°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
80 km (50 mi) WNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
711 km (442 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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