Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 268 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Tuesday, November 17, 1925 at 00:17 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 268 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Tuesday, November 17, 1925 at 00:17 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: Nov 17, 1925 00:17:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.49°S / 80.562°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 10.49°N / 99.438°E
Nearby towns and cities:
265 km (164 mi) WSW of Puerto Casma (pop: 384) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SW of Chimbote (pop: 317,000) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) W of Paramonga (Barranca) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) W of Barranca (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) SSW of Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) W of Huacho (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) WSW of Huaraz (pop: 86,900) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) WNW of Callao (pop: 813,300) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) WNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SSW of Cajamarca (pop: 135,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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