Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 59 km west of San Juan de Marcona, Peru, on Monday, 3 January 1955 at 18:41 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 3 Jan 1955 18:41:53 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.231°S / 75.693°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (33 mi) W of Miramar (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WNW of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Palpa (pop: 5,880) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) SSE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SW of Ayacucho (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||25 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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