Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Saturday, 19 August 1961 at 05:09 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake  - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Saturday, 19 August 1961 at 05:09 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 612 km depth

Date & time: 19 Aug 1961 05:09:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.6
Profondeur: 612.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.75°S / 70.775°W (Pérou)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km W de Seringal Paraguaçu (Acre, Brésil)
221 km W de Cobija (Bolivie) (pop: 26,600)
264 km NW de Tambopata (Madre de Dios) (pop: 39,000)
268 km NW de Puerto Maldonado (pop: 37,500)
335 km NNE de Cusco (pop: 312,100)
461 km NE de Ayacucho (pop: 140,000)
634 km N de Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
697 km ENE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
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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M 7.6612 kmPeru-Brazil border regionUSGS
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Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Saturday, 19 August 1961 at 05:09 (GMT)
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