Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 34 km south of Sechura, Piura, Peru, on Sunday, 15 February 2009 at 10:04 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 21 km depth
Date & time: 15 Feb 2009 10:04:49 UTC
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.854°S / 80.891°W (Sechura, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Sechura (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SW of Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) NW of Trujillo (La Libertad) (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
809 km (502 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> 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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|M 6.1||21 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Mar 2009 17:35 UTC| M 5.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|52 km (32 mi) distance| USGS | Details