Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 5.1 km west of Cairire, Tacna, Peru, on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:48 (America/Lima)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 5.1 km west of Cairire, Tacna, 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: Sep 29, 2012 17:48:57 UTC
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 (Tacna, Tacna, Peru)
Antipode: 17.48°N / 110.34°E
Nearest volcano: Nevados Casiri (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) WNW of Cairire (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) E of Tarata (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Chuquitira (pop: 4,220) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Quilahuani (pop: 3,180) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NE of Tacna (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ESE of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SSE of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) ESE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
997 km (619 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Nov 26, 2012 22:27
9 years ago

131 km
Provincia de Parinacota, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, 64 km NE of Tacna, PeruMore
Nov 26, 2012 11:05
9 years ago

155 km
Provincia de Parinacota, 113 km NE of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Nov 16, 2012 06:13
9 years ago

154 km
Provincia de Parinacota, 109 km NE of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, ChileMore
Oct 30, 2012 04:36
9 years ago

162 km
185 km SW of La Paz, BoliviaMore

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