Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 297 km west of Arequipa, Peru, on Wednesday, 9 March 1988 at 21:33 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 32 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 32.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.327°S / 74.154°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Atico (pop: 199) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) W of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) WSW of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) WSW of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) WSW of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) WSW of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) WSW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) WSW of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
664 km (413 mi) SSE of Lima (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!) More info
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|6.0||32 km||off the coast of southern Peru||USGS|
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