Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 119 km west of Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, on Sunday, November 20, 1960 at 22:01 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.775°S / 80.918°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 6.775°N / 99.082°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Dos Palos (pop: 506) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) W of Pimentel (Chiclayo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) W of Lambayeque (pop: 43,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) W of Monsefu (Chiclayo) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) W of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) W of Ferreñafe (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) W of Picsi (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) W of Saña (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NW of Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
725 km (450 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.6||15 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 15 Nov 1962 23:25 UTC| M 6.1 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|245 km (152 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 493 km northwest of Lima, Peru, on Thursday, November 15, 1962 at 23:25 (GMT)