Mag. 3.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 101 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 02:58 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 12 km depth
Depth: 11.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.251°S / 71.344°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 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!
301 km (187 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) WNW of Vinchina (Argentina) (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) WNW of Tinogasta (Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
411 km (256 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 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!
533 km (331 mi) NW of San Agustin de Valle Fértil (Valle Fértil, Argentina) (pop: 6,860) --> See nearby quakes!
693 km (431 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.6||12 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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