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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - IV Tacna; III-IV Ilo, Moquegua; III Arequipa; II-III Ocoña (Peru) on Monday, 14 May 2012

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - IV Tacna;  III-IV Ilo,  Moquegua;  III Arequipa;  II-III Ocoña (Peru) on Monday, 14 May 2012
Date & time: Monday, 14 May 2012 10:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 14/05/2012 05:00:39
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.05°S / 70.06°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Tacora (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (10 mi) SE of Piedra Blanca (pop: 600)
16 km (10 mi) SE of Sobraya (pop: 700)
16 km (10 mi) SE of Cerro Blanco (pop: 400)
21 km (13 mi) E of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
53 km (33 mi) NE of Arica (pop: 186,000)
1003 km (623 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
14/05/2012 05:00:39 (14 May 10:00:39 UTC)M 6.1 / 98 kmIV Tacna; III-IV Ilo, Moquegua; III Arequipa; II-III Ocoña (Peru)IGP
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: IV Tacna; III-IV Ilo, Moquegua; III Arequipa; II-III Ocoña (Peru), 14 May 2012 10:00

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (27 quakes):
  • 26 Oct 2012 09:34 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Oct 2012 23:12 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Oct 2012 10:40 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Oct 2012 02:25 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    165.3 km (102.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Oct 2012 18:00 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    124.1 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Oct 2012 11:52 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    108.3 km (67.3 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 11 Oct 2012 12:44 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    123.2 km (76.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 Sep 2012 02:25 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    80.2 km (49.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Sep 2012 11:50 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    116.9 km (72.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 24 Sep 2012 07:29 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Sep 2012 04:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    154.2 km (95.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Sep 2012 15:56 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    95.6 km (59.4 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Sep 2012 09:13 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Aug 2012 13:59 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    116.8 km (72.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 27 Aug 2012 16:21 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Aug 2012 04:13 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    102.4 km (63.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - IV Tacna; III-IV Ilo, Moquegua; III Arequipa; II-III Ocoña (Peru) on Monday, 14 May 2012
 

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