Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Copiapó Province, 128 km east of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 4 May 2015 at 21:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 104 km depth
4 May 22:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 9 minutes.
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.05°S / 69.09°W (Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) SE of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) ENE of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) SE of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) NE of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NW of Chilecito (La Rioja, Argentina) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NE of La Serena (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) NE of Coquimbo (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) SSE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) NNE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region) (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
728 km (452 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||104 km||Northern Chile||GFZ|
|M 4.6||108 km||ATACAMA, CHILE||EMSC|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Copiapó Province, 128 km east of Copiapo, Provincia de Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 4 May 2015 21:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 09 May 2015 14:32 UTC| M 3.1 |116 km (72.1 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| EMSC | Details