Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 79 km west of Ilo, Departamento de Moquegua, Peru, on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 09:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 79 km west of Ilo, Departamento de Moquegua, Peru, on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 09:38 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 7, 2001 09:38:43 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.543°S / 72.077°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 17.543°N / 107.923°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SW of Punta de Bombon (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 6,340) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) S of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Cocachacra (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) W of Ilo (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSW of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSW of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
811 km (504 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.633 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (324 quakes)

  • 24 Jun 2003 08:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    121.5 km (75.5 mi) depth
    |
    261 km (162 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 2003 23:53 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    78.5 km (48.8 mi) depth
    |
    277 km (172 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jun 2003 09:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2003 13:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    336 km (209 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Jun 2003 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    181.1 km (112.5 mi) depth
    |
    328 km (204 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jun 2003 23:58 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 92 km southwest of Mollendo, Peru, on Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 23:58 (GMT)
  • 03 Jun 2003 23:51 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 2003 00:30 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    143.8 km (89.4 mi) depth
    |
    325 km (202 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2003 20:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    236 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2003 15:43 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    49.3 km (30.6 mi) depth
    |
    321 km (199 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2003 11:06 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth
    |
    272 km (169 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2003 08:24 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    171 km (106.3 mi) depth
    |
    364 km (226 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 2003 09:09 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2003 01:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    358 km (223 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2003 07:50 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    180 km (111.8 mi) depth
    |
    302 km (188 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2003 09:45 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    374 km (232 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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