Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Central Peru on Saturday, 1 November 1947 at 14:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake  - Central Peru on Saturday, 1 November 1947 at 14:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 1 Nov 1947 02:58:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.6
Profondeur: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.973°S / 74.725°W (Pérou)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km NNW de Río Chari Bajo (Provincia de Satipo, Junin) (pop: 439)
18 km ESE de Santa Rosa (Chanchamayo, Junín) (pop: 18,100)
32 km E de Miricharo (pop: 708)
32 km NNW de Satipo (Junín) (pop: 15,500)
45 km NNW de Mazamari (Satipo, Junín) (pop: 6,830)
55 km E de Perené (Chanchamayo, Junín) (pop: 6,840)
278 km ENE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
287 km ENE de Callao (pop: 813,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.620 kmcentral PeruUSGS
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