Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Monday, 18 May 2009 at 14:01 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Monday, 18 May 2009 at 14:01 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 18 May 2009 02:01:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 22.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.658°S / 74.838°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (13 mi) W of Chaviña (Provincia de Caravelí, Arequipa) (pop: 166)
35 km (22 mi) SW of Acarí (Caravelí, Arequipa) (pop: 4,450)
48 km (30 mi) SE of San Juan (Provincia de Nazca) (pop: 12,800)
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500)
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Pajonal Bajo (pop: 333)
93 km (58 mi) S of Nazca (pop: 23,600)
363 km (225 mi) WNW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
466 km (290 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.823 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Near the Coast of Southern Peru 18 May 14:01 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 18 May 2009 14:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    20.3 km (12.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Monday, 18 May 2009 at 14:01 (GMT)
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