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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Tuesday, 12 November 1996

Major mag. 7.7 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Tuesday, 12 November 1996
Date & time: Tuesday, 12 November 1996 16:59 UTC
Magnitude: 7.7
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.993°S / 75.675°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (242 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) S of Hacienda Ullujaya (pop: 200)
61 km (38 mi) SW of Changuillo (pop: 200)
63 km (39 mi) SW of La Banda (pop: 100)
103 km (64 mi) S of Ica (pop: 246,800)
183 km (114 mi) SE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100)
359 km (223 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 12 Nov 16:59 UTCM 7.7 / 33 kmNear the Coast of Central PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.7 quake: Near the Coast of Central Peru, 12 Nov 1996 16:59

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes):
  • 25 Jun 1998 17:04 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 1998 03:26 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24.7 km (15.3 mi) depth
    |
    225 km (140 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 1998 17:01 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    94.3 km (58.6 mi) depth
    |
    258 km (160 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Dec 1997 07:15 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Nov 1997 07:03 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    47.3 km (29.4 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Oct 1997 02:54 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    56.2 km (34.9 mi) depth
    |
    256 km (159 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Aug 1997 11:31 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    54.6 km (33.9 mi) depth
    |
    299 km (186 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1997 17:10 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    92.5 km (57.5 mi) depth
    |
    245 km (152 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1997 15:51 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1997 15:09 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Feb 1997 12:32 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Sunday, 9 February 1997
  • 24 Dec 1996 23:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    59.6 km (37 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 1996 00:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1996 23:45 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 1996 08:49 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 1996 12:54 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Tuesday, 12 November 1996
 

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