Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 33 km south of San Juan de Marcona, Peru, on Friday, 12 October 1956 at 02:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 12 Oct 1956 02:37:47 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.653°S / 75.245°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) SSW of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SSE of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SSW of Ayacucho (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) SW of Abancay (pop: 55,100) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 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||35 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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