Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 94km WSW of Paita, Peru on Monday, 12 August 2013

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km west of Paita, Piura, Peru, on Monday, August 12, 2013 04:49:32

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 90 km west of Paita, Piura, Peru, on Monday, August 12, 2013 04:49:32

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Aug 10:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: Aug 12, 2013 09:49:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, August 12, 2013 04:49:32
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.3837°S / 81.8731°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 5.384°N / 98.127°E
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) WSW of Salinera Colan (Paita) (pop: 14,200) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) W of La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) W of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WSW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
912 km (567 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.216 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ
6.210 km NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
6.110 km90km WSW of Paita, PeruUSGS
6.110 kmSW of Paita, PeruGeoAu
5.817 kmIV Paita II III Talara Sullana (Peru)IGP
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brooklyn ny / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
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