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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 7 July 2001

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 7 July 2001
Date & time: Saturday, 7 July 2001 09:38 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.543°S / 72.077°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Nicholson (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) SW of Catas (pop: 200)
50 km (31 mi) SW of Bombón (pop: 300)
51 km (32 mi) SW of Boquerón (pop: 200)
127 km (79 mi) SW of Moquegua (pop: 54,500)
140 km (87 mi) SW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
811 km (504 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 7 Jul 09:38 UTCM 7.6 / 33 kmNear the Coast of Southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: Near the Coast of Southern Peru, 7 Jul 2001 09:38

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (34 quakes):
  • 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 - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Tuesday, 3 June 2003
  • 19 Mar 2003 18:33 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    267 km (166 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2003 20:07 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    152 km (94 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 2003 07:02 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    132 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jan 2003 00:20 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 2002 16:31 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    11.5 km (7.1 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 2002 10:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    45.7 km (28.4 mi) depth
    |
    140 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2002 22:35 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    74.4 km (46.2 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2002 23:03 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 2002 08:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    107.4 km (66.7 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jun 2002 20:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    25.2 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Mar 2002 13:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    210 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2002 07:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    138 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Feb 2002 08:32 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    91.7 km (57 mi) depth
    |
    264 km (164 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2002 14:44 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    229 km (142 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2002 12:59 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    211 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 7 July 2001

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