Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 47 km northwest of Arequipa, Peru, on Wednesday, June 17, 1970 at 04:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 109 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 108.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.015°S / 71.724°W (Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru)
Antipode: 16.015°N / 108.276°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Malata (Région dArequipa) (pop: 66) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) E of Lluta (Caylloma) (pop: 6,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Cono Norte (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) NNW of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NE of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
723 km (449 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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