Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 36 km southwest of Hacienda Ullujaya, Peru, on Tuesday, 7 June 1966 at 00:59 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 7 Jun 1966 00:59:46 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.828°S / 75.835°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SW of Hacienda Ullujaya (pop: 249) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) S of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Palpa (pop: 5,880) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WNW of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) W of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SSE of Santiago de Surco (pop: 251,600) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||20 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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