Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Monday, March 4, 1963 at 15:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.585°S / 81.774°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 4.585°N / 98.226°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) W of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WNW of San Lucas ( Pueblo Nuevo de Colan) (pop: 9,870) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Salinera Colan (Paita) (pop: 14,200) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) WNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) WNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
980 km (609 mi) NNW 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||15 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 05 Mar 1963 07:05 UTC| M 5.8 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|30 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details