Major magnitude. 7.2 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Saturday, 9 November 1974 at 12:59 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.2 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Saturday, 9 November 1974 at 12:59 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: 9 Nov 1974 12:59:49 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.2
Profondeur: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.5°S / 77.786°W (Pérou)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km SW de Callao (pop: 813,300)
91 km WSW de San Isidro (pop: 68,300)
97 km WSW de Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
112 km WSW de Santa María (Provincia de Lima, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima) (pop: 14,900)
118 km SSW de Chancay (Huaral, Gobierno Regional de Lima) (pop: 27,000)
128 km SSW de Huaral (Lima region) (pop: 62,200)
132 km WSW de Chosica (Lima, Lima region) (pop: 88,600)
156 km S de Huacho (Huaura Province, Lima region) (pop: 54,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.26 kmnear the coast of central PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake Near the Coast of Central Peru 9 November 12:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 01 Nov 1976 03:01 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 1976 05:49 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 1976 23:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1975 06:18 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    172 km (107 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Oct 1975 13:34 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 1975 10:39 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 1975 06:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8685 km (5396 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Apr 1975 12:34 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Mar 1975 16:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 1974 00:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8685 km (5396 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Nov 1974 19:17 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.2 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Saturday, 9 November 1974 at 12:59 (GMT)
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