Mag. 3.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 99 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 18:19 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 43 km depth
Depth: 43.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.182°S / 71.31°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (61 mi) W of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (192 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) WNW of Vinchina (Argentina) (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (237 mi) WNW of Tinogasta (Argentina) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (251 mi) SSW of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) WSW of Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentina) (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) NW of San José de Jachal (Argentina) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) WNW of Chilecito (Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
536 km (333 mi) NW of San Agustin de Valle Fértil (Valle Fértil, Argentina) (pop: 6,860) --> See nearby quakes!
701 km (435 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.8||43 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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