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Very strong mag. 6.0 Earthquake - 4.6 km west of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, Peru, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 10:40 pm (Lima time)

Very strong mag. 6.0 Earthquake - 4.6 km west of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, Peru, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 10:40 pm (Lima time) Very strong mag. 6.0 Earthquake - 4.6 km west of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, Peru, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 10:40 pm (Lima time)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Dec 16:20 UTC: First to report: IGP after 13 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 2, 2016 03:40:25 UTC
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 1, 2016 10:40 pm (America/Lima GMT -5)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.44°S / 70.93°W Lampa, Puno, Peru
Antipode15.44°N / 109.07°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceIGP
Nearest volcanoUbinas (102 km / 63 mi)
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
5 km (3 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 32)
Lampa, Puno
26 km (16 mi)
SSW of epicenter
(pop: 4,450)
Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa
43 km (27 mi)
S of epicenter
Huancane Hacienda
(pop: 7,830)
Lampa, Puno
72 km (45 mi)
NNE of epicenter
(pop: 19,300)
Ayaviri, Puno
86 km (53 mi)
E of epicenter
(pop: 245,700)
Provincia de San Roman, Puno
89 km (55 mi)
NW of epicenter
(pop: 23,900)
107 km (67 mi)
ESE of epicenter
(pop: 116,600)
125 km (78 mi)
SSW of epicenter
(pop: 841,100)
759 km (472 mi)
WNW of epicenter
(pop: 7,737,000)
Very weak
Lima Province
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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Mag Depth Time GMT Epicenter Agency
6.0 10 km (6.2 mi) (*) 2016-12-2 03:40:25 Peru IGP
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.


Seismic station: Nana, Peru (NNA/II network) | Distance from quake: 745 km / 463 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Nana, Peru: 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: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and Time GMTMag
Jan 10, 2017 19:19
7 years ago

12 km
9.6 km NE of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 24, 2016 09:05
7 years ago

8 km
12 km NE of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 15, 2016 07:14
7 years ago

10 km
8.9 km NW of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 13, 2016 03:30
7 years ago

8 km
17 km N of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 4, 2016 19:21
7 years ago

10 km
34 km NE of Huancane Hacienda, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 4, 2016 10:32
7 years ago

9 km
2.3 km NE of Vilavila, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 3, 2016 05:52
7 years ago

8 km
6.8 km NE of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 2, 2016 18:09
7 years ago

9 km
7.5 km N of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 2, 2016 11:49
7 years ago

17 km
5.1 km NE of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 2, 2016 07:11
7 years ago

9 km
Cusco, 26 km S of Buena Vista, Ayaviri, Puno, PeruMore
Dec 2, 2016 06:30
7 years ago

7 km
9.3 km NW of Japusura, Lampa, Puno, PeruMore

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