Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 111 km southwest of Mollendo, Peru, on Friday, January 6, 1922 at 14:11 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.734°S / 72.743°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 17.734°N / 107.257°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (66 mi) SW of Islay (Matarani) (pop: 4,820) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) S of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) W of Ilo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SW of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) SW of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) SW of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SW of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
783 km (486 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.8||15 km||near the coast of southern Peru||USGS|
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