Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 29 km southeast of Santiago, Provincia de Ica, Peru, on Sunday, 10 December 1950 at 02:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 62 km depth
Date & time: 10 Dec 1950 02:50:45 UTC
Depth: 61.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.305°S / 75.472°W (Provincia de Ica, Ica, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) S of Huarangal (pop: 53) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SE of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Palpa (pop: 5,880) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SE of Tupac Amaru (Pisco) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> 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!) More info
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|6.3||62 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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