Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 30 km south of El Pedregal, Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa, Peru, on Wednesday, January 15, 1958 at 19:14 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 64 km depth
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.625°S / 72.242°W↗ (Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru)
Antipode: 16.625°N / 107.758°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SW of Santa Rita de Siguas (pop: 4,010) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) S of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) E of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) WSW of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
725 km (450 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||64 km||near the coast of southern Peru||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Dec 19, 1958 11:14|
63 years ago
|8.8 km E of Pedregal, Provincia de Camana, Arequipa, Peru||More|