Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Provincia de General Sanchez Cerro, 81 km north of Moquegua, Peru, on Friday, May 24, 1991 at 20:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 128 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 127.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.506°S / 70.701°W↗ (Provincia de General Sanchez Cerro, Moquegua, Peru)
Antipode: 16.506°N / 109.299°E↗
Nearest volcano: Huaynaputina (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) ENE of Cacahuara (Moquegua) (pop: 94) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNE of San Antonio (Moquegua) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Ciudad Satelite (Arequipa) (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) E of Selva Alegre (Arequipa) (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) E of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) E of Jacobo Hunter (Arequipa) (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Cono Norte (Arequipa) (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) SW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
843 km (524 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||128 km||southern Peru||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 23, 1991 19:44|
30 years ago
|Provincia de Caylloma, 80 km N of Arequipa, Peru||More|
|Jun 13, 1991 01:29|
31 years ago
|16 km SW of Juliaca, Provincia de San Roman, Puno, Peru||More|