Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 71 km northwest of El Alto, Peru, on Saturday, February 7, 1959 at 09:36 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.831°S / 81.686°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 3.831°N / 98.314°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) NW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) WNW of La Brea (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.9||30 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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