Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 6km W of Sechura, Peru on Saturday, 15 March 2014

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km west of Sechura, Piura, Peru, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km west of Sechura, Piura, Peru, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 00:11 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: Mar 15, 2014 23:51:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.566°S / 80.879°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 5.566°N / 99.121°E
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) W of Sechura (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
835 km (519 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.210 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ
6.433 km NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
6.39.8 km6km W of Sechura, PeruUSGS
6.310 kmW of Sechura, PeruGeoAu
6.239 kmPeruIGP
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Sechura (Peru, 29 km E of epicenter) : Many damage, roads are destroyed (reported through EMSC)  
Vilcabamba (Ecuador, 238 km NE of epicenter) : It was also raining. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

  • 23 Jul 2014 09:57 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jun 2014 01:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 13 Jun 2014 00:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 28 May 2014 05:47 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 26 May 2014 11:44 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 15 May 2014 01:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2014 07:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 22 Mar 2014 00:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    40.9 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2014 07:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 16 Mar 2014 15:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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