Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 16 km southwest of El Pedregal, Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa, Peru, on Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:03 (America/Lima)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 16 km southwest of El Pedregal, Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa, Peru, on Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:03 (America/Lima)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 153 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 7, 2012 16:03:21 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:03 (America/Lima)
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 153.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.462°S / 72.306°W (Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa, Peru)
Antipode: 16.462°N / 107.694°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SW of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) W of Santa Rita de Siguas (pop: 4,010) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) W of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
707 km (440 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.1153 km307 km al NO de AricaGUG (U. Chile)
6.1110 kmV Chuquibamba; IV Caraveli; III-IV Arequipa (Peru)IGP
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Nov 4, 2012 06:37
9 years ago

123 km
9 km NE of Lluta, Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa, PeruMore
Nov 3, 2012 09:47
9 years ago

110 km
9.3 km E of El Triunfo ( El Cruce), Arequipa, PeruMore
Aug 3, 2012 18:03
9 years ago

84 km
21 km NW of Punta Colorada, Provincia de Castilla, Arequipa, PeruMore
Jul 11, 2012 05:52
10 years ago

58 km
19 km N of Mollendo, Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, PeruMore

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