Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Wednesday, 13 April 1988 at 06:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Wednesday, 13 April 1988 at 06:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 37 km depth

Date & time: 13 Apr 1988 06:22:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 36.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.489°S / 72.505°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (46 mi) SW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 29,000)
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Punta de Bombon (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 6,340)
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Cocachacra (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 8,800)
99 km (61 mi) SSE of Camana (Camaná, Arequipa) (pop: 16,400)
124 km (77 mi) W of Ilo (Moquegua) (pop: 53,500)
159 km (99 mi) SW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
674 km (419 mi) W of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400)
777 km (483 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.537 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Near the Coast of Southern Peru 13 April 06:22 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 21 Apr 1988 08:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    52.3 km (32.5 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 1988 02:50 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Wednesday, 13 April 1988 at 06:22 (GMT)
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