Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Near the Coast of Northern Peru on Tuesday, January 15, 1952 at 07:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.207°S / 81.143°W↗ (Peru)
Antipode: 4.207°N / 98.857°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ENE of El Ñuro (pop: 973) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of La Brea (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) N of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
982 km (610 mi) NNW 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||35 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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