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.
6.216 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ
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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User reports for this quake (1)

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brooklyn ny / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
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