Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 19 km southeast of Atico, Peru, on Tuesday, 20 July 1948 at 11:02 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 20 Jul 1948 11:02:20 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.349°S / 73.513°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) W of Cerro de Arena (pop: 12) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) WNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) W of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) W of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) W of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) W of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) W of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) WNW of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
611 km (379 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||30 km||near the coast of southern Peru||USGS|
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