Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 74 km south of Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, on Monday, 19 August 1991 at 02:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.875°S / 75.165°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (35 mi) S of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SSE of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SSE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) WNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) SSE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SW of Abancay (pop: 55,100) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||33 km||near the coast of central Peru||USGS|
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