Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 89 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 21:32 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 89 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 21:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 30 Apr 2006 21:32:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Profondeur: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.223°S / 71.217°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chili)
Volcan le plus près: Copiapo (207 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km O de Copiapó (pop: 129,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
150 km SO de Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
157 km NNO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
215 km SSO de Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
298 km N de La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
304 km N de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
376 km N de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
406 km S de Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
492 km ONO de La Rioja (Argentine) (pop: 162,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
696 km N de Santiago du Chili (pop: 4,837,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.935 kmoffshore Atacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 11 May 2006 13:48 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    32.1 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2006 13:58 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    31.8 km (19.8 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2006 13:42 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    22.2 km (13.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 May 2006 04:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2006 02:49 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    23.7 km (14.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 2006 01:35 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 23:04 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    37.3 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 21:59 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    30.5 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Apr 2006 21:40 UTC
    | M 6.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 74 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 21:40 (GMT)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 89 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at 21:32 (GMT)
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