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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 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 12, 2013 09:49:32 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, August 12, 2013 04:49:32
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.3837°S / 81.8731°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode5.384°N / 98.127°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities90 km (56 mi) WSW of Paita (pop: 56,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (61 mi) WSW of Salinera Colan (Paita) (pop: 14,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (69 mi) SW of Talara (pop: 99,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) W of La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) W of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) W of San Martin (pop: 130,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) W of Piura (pop: 325,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) WSW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (119 mi) W of Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
912 km (567 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 2242 km / 1393 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-2.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
brooklyn ny / Violent shaking (MMI IX)


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