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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Peru-Ecuador Border Region on Saturday, 21 May 2005

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Peru-Ecuador Border Region on Saturday, 21 May 2005
Date & time: Saturday, 21 May 2005 05:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 39.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.286°S / 80.987°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) NW of Bocapán (pop: 400)
56 km (35 mi) NW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300)
58 km (36 mi) NW of Nueva Esperanza (pop: 700)
114 km (71 mi) W of Machala (pop: 198,100)
172 km (107 mi) SW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
1067 km (663 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 21 May 05:11 UTCM 6.3 / 39.5 kmPeru-Ecuador Border RegionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake: Peru-Ecuador Border Region, 21 May 2005 05:11

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 29 May 2005 17:52 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33.5 km (20.8 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Peru-Ecuador Border Region on Saturday, 21 May 2005

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