Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 13:48 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 13:48 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 11 May 2006 13:48:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Profondeur: 32.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.471°S / 71.3°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chili)
Volcan le plus près: Copiapo (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km O de Copiapó (pop: 129,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
134 km NNO de Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
276 km N de Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
336 km ONO de Vinchina (Argentine) (pop: 2,830) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
348 km N de Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
373 km O de Tinogasta (Argentine) (pop: 14,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
396 km NO de San José de Jachal (Argentine) (pop: 21,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
417 km ONO de Chilecito (Argentine) (pop: 42,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
417 km OSO de Antofagasta de la Sierra (Argentine) (pop: 500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
434 km S de Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
512 km NO de San Agustin de Valle Fértil (Valle Fértil, Argentine) (pop: 6,860) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
517 km NNO de San Martin (Argentine) (pop: 10,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
520 km NNO de Chimbas (Argentine) (pop: 73,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
669 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: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.532 kmoffshore Atacama, ChileUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake South Pacific Ocean, 96 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 11 May 2006 13:48 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 07 Jul 2006 01:42 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jul 2006 07:50 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jul 2006 07:18 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    20.4 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 2006 00:27 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 2006 07:24 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    23.6 km (14.7 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2006 05:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 2006 15:44 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    7.7 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 2006 05:03 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 May 2006 17:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    23.3 km (14.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2006 21:47 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 2006 15:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 2006 18:19 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    43.3 km (26.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 2006 02:58 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    11.8 km (7.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 2006 06:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6.8 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2006 19:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2006 17:06 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    72.4 km (45 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 96 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 13:48 (GMT)
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