Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 75 km southwest of Ica, Peru, on Sunday, 9 February 1997 at 12:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 9 Feb 1997 12:32:36 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.486°S / 76.276°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) WSW of Huarangal (pop: 41) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SW of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Tupac Amaru (Pisco) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) S of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) WNW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSE of Callao (pop: 813,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||33 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Feb 1997 15:51 UTC| M 5.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Feb 1997 15:09 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details