Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Provincia de Lampa, 23 km southeast of Ayaviri, Provincia de Melgar, Puno, Peru, on Sunday, 12 July 2009 at 06:12 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Provincia de Lampa, 23 km southeast of Ayaviri, Provincia de Melgar, Puno, Peru, on Sunday, 12 July 2009 at 06:12 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 199 km depth

Date & time: 12 Jul 2009 06:12:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 198.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.041°S / 70.445°W (Provincia de Lampa, Puno, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Quimsachata (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSW of Tirapata (pop: 691) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of Ayaviri (Melgar) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Azangaro (Azángaro) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Juliaca (pop: 245,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NNW of Atuncolla (Puno) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) WSW of La Rinconada (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
786 km (488 mi) ESE 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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6.1199 kmsouthern PeruUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 05 Nov 2009 13:43 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    173.9 km (108.1 mi) depth
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 2009 14:55 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    182.9 km (113.6 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 2009 03:58 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    210.2 km (130.6 mi) depth
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2009 07:52 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    151.4 km (94.1 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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