Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 39km E of Tarata, Peru, on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:48 (America/Lima)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 39km E of Tarata, Peru, on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:48 (America/Lima)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 126 km depth

29 Sep 18:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 26 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Sep 2012 05:48:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:48 (America/Lima)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 126.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.4799°S / 69.66°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Nevados Casiri (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Talabaya (Tarata) (pop: 250)
41 km (26 mi) E of Ticaco (Tarata) (pop: 741)
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Chuquitira (Tarata) (pop: 4,220)
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Candarave (pop: 3,420)
87 km (54 mi) NE of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
91 km (56 mi) E of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre) (pop: 9,490)
372 km (231 mi) W of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400)
997 km (619 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.4126 km39km E of Tarata, PeruUSGS
M 5.4107 km SOUTHERN PERUEMSC
M 5.3111 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
M 5.0139 kmII-III Tacna (Peru)IGP
M 4.5139 kmII Tacna (Peru)IGP
M 5.2125 km20 km al NO de VisviriGUG (U. Chile)

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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake 39km E of Tarata, Peru, Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:48 (America/Lima)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 26 Nov 2012 22:27 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Nov 2012 11:05 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    155.2 km (96.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 Nov 2012 06:13 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    154 km (95.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Oct 2012 04:36 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    162 km (100.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 39km E of Tarata, Peru, on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:48 (America/Lima)
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