Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 28 November 2009 at 04:35 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 28 November 2009 at 04:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 46 km depth

Date & time: 28 Nov 2009 04:35:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 46.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.683°S / 74.991°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) W of Chaviña (Provincia de Caravelí, Arequipa) (pop: 166)
40 km (25 mi) SSE of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800)
50 km (31 mi) SW of Acarí (Caravelí, Arequipa) (pop: 4,450)
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500)
86 km (53 mi) S of Pajonal Bajo (pop: 333)
95 km (59 mi) S of Nazca (pop: 23,600)
378 km (235 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
461 km (286 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.146 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Near the Coast of Southern Peru 28 November 04:35 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Nov 2009 05:06 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    18.5 km (11.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 28 November 2009 at 04:35 (GMT)
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