Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 8.8 km east of Pedregal, Provincia de Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on Friday, December 19, 1958 at 11:14 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 55 km depth
Depth: 54.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.437°S / 73.023°W (Provincia de Camana, Arequipa, Peru)
Antipode: 16.437°N / 106.977°E
Nearest volcano: Coropuna (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) ENE of Pedregal (pop: 14) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) W of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) WNW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) W of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) W of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) W of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) W of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
652 km (405 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|5.9||55 km||near the coast of southern Peru||USGS|
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