Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 27 km west of Ica, Peru, on Saturday, 27 June 1987 at 09:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 61 km depth
Date & time: 27 Jun 1987 09:09:05 UTC
Depth: 61.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.097°S / 75.979°W (Provincia de Ica, Ica, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) W of Huacachina (pop: 163) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) W of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WNW of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SE of Paracas (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Tupac Amaru (Pisco) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) SSE of Callao (pop: 813,300) --> 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||61 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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