Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Offshore Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 02:40 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 29.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.032°S / 71.089°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) WNW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (202 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) N of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) S of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
716 km (445 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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