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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
16 Mar 00:11 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
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)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) W of Sechura (pop: 23,000)
9 km (5 mi) SW of Chusis (pop: 500)
12 km (7 mi) SW of Yapato (pop: 200)
50 km (31 mi) SW of Piura (pop: 325,500)
177 km (110 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400)
835 km (519 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 15 Mar 23:51 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ
Sat, 15 Mar 23:51 UTCM 6.4 / 33 kmNEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30 (15 Mar 23:51:30 UTC)M 6.3 / 9.8 km6km W of Sechura, PeruUSGS
Sat, 15 Mar 23:51 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmW of Sechura, PeruGeoAu
15/03/2014 18:51:29 (15 Mar 23:51:29 UTC)M 6.2 / 39 km PeruIGP

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (2)

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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)

Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: 6km W of Sechura, Peru, 15 Mar 2014 23:51

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

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