Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 21km SSE of Paracas, Peru on Saturday, 15 March 2014

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Pisco, Ica, Peru, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 03:59:21

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Pisco, Ica, Peru, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 03:59:21

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth

15 Mar 09:18 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 15 Mar 2014 08:59:21 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, March 15, 2014 03:59:21
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.0935°S / 76.2968°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) S of Paracas (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Tupac Amaru (Pisco) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) W of Subtanjalla (Ica) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) W of Los Aquijes (Ica) (pop: 7,850) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSW of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) SSE of Callao (pop: 813,300) --> 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.
6.210 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
6.120 km27km SSW of Paracas, PeruUSGS
6.120 kmS of Paracas, PeruGeoAu
6.230 kmPeruIGP

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User reports for this quake (12)

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Miraflores Lima Peru (233.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woken up in the middle of the night by my bed shaking side to side. Staying on the 12th floor.  
Miraflores, Lima (232.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On vacation in Miraflores, on the 16th floor, if not for rattling glasses probably would have slept through it.  
villa el Salvador / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It woke me from sleep. I was almost alarmed enough to get out of bed, because I was in a bottom bunk, but the shaking was not quite so severe as to worry me that the bed would collapse. No one else in the house was alarmed.  
Miraflores, Lima / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Playa Blanca, Asia (152.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
paracas / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lima airport / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Woke me up, no damage evident  
paracas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
lima, miraflores / Light shaking (MMI IV)
surco lima / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Tonight that was my first earthquak and I wake up but I am not sure wether this was in string one.  
Miraflores (Peru, 229 km NW of epicenter) : It woke me up. Felt strong in Lima from the 11th floor. (reported through EMSC)  
Pisco (Peru, 51 km N of epicenter) : Vibration felt in the roomwe had woken up when there is an earthquake and sway with clear lights. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 14 Jun 2014 13:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 08 May 2014 18:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 30 Mar 2014 01:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2014 21:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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