Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 69 km southwest of Santiago de Cao, Peru, on Monday, June 21, 1937 at 15:13 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.335°S / 79.741°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 8.335°N / 100.259°E
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) SW of Nazareno (Ascope) (pop: 242) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Santiago de Cao (Ascope) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WSW of Moche (Trujillo) (pop: 22,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SW of Paijan (Ascope) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of Chocope (Ascope) (pop: 32,400) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Laredo (Trujillo) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) S of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) SW of Cajamarca (pop: 135,000) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (316 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|7.1||30 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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