Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
23 Feb - 1 Mar 2020: Volcanoes of the Danakil desert - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
4-8 May 2020: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?

Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures

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

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

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 6km W of Sechura, Peru on Saturday, 15 March 2014
Date & time: Saturday, 15 March 2014 23:51 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 (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sangay (486 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Mar 2014
Sat, 15 Mar 23:51 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ
Sat, 15 Mar 23:51 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmW of Sechura, PeruGeoAu
Sat, 15 Mar 23:51 UTCM 6.2 / 39 km PeruIGP

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Sechura (Peru) (29 km E from epicenter)(no details): Many damage, roads are destroyed (via EMSC)
Vilcabamba (Ecuador) (238 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was also raining. (via EMSC)


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: