Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Provincia de Melgar, Puno, 54 km southeast of Sicuani, Peru, on Wednesday, 15 September 1982 at 20:22 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Provincia de Melgar, Puno, 54 km southeast of Sicuani, Peru, on Wednesday, 15 September 1982 at 20:22 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 128 km depth

Date & time: 15 Sep 1982 20:22:55 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 128.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.493°S / 70.785°W (Provincia de Melgar, Puno, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Quimsachata (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) N of Anahuanca (pop: 30) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNW of Ayaviri (Melgar) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) ESE of Sicuani (Canchis, Cusco) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Macusani (pop: 6,040) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) ENE of Espinar (Cusco) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NW of Azangaro (Azángaro) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NNW of Juliaca (pop: 245,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SE of Cusco (pop: 312,100) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NNW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
729 km (453 mi) ESE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.3128 kmsouthern PeruUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 16 Dec 1982 14:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    175.1 km (108.8 mi) depth
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 1982 15:58 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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