Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Provincia de Caraveli, 107 km northwest of Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on Wednesday, 29 November 1989 at 01:00 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Provincia de Caraveli, 107 km northwest of Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on Wednesday, 29 November 1989 at 01:00 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 71 km depth

Date & time: 29 Nov 1989 01:00:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 70.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.808°S / 73.242°W (Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) WNW of Potrero (pop: 16) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) WSW of Arirahua (pop: 735) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SE of Coracora (Parinacochas, Ayacucho) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of Orcopampa (Castilla) (pop: 5,640) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) WNW of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) W of Lluta (Caylloma) (pop: 6,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) WNW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
585 km (364 mi) SE 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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6.371 kmsouthern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 05 May 1990 10:40 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    97.3 km (60.5 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 1990 19:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    58.8 km (36.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 1990 05:47 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    93.4 km (58 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1989 03:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    92.5 km (57.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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