Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 30 km southeast of Ica, Peru, on Friday, 5 April 1991 at 15:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 50 km depth
Date & time: 5 Apr 1991 15:50:47 UTC
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.23°S / 75.511°W (Provincia de Ica, Ica, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) ESE of Tingue (pop: 490) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) ESE of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) SE of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NW of Palpa (pop: 5,880) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Tupac Amaru (Pisco) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (182 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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|6.3||50 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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