Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Wednesday, 17 October 1990 at 14:30 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Wednesday, 17 October 1990 at 14:30 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 599 km depth

Date & time: 17 Oct 1990 02:30:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Profondeur: 598.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.97°S / 70.776°W (Pérou)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km W de Berlin (Provincia de Tahuamanú, Madre de Dios)
219 km W de Cobija (Bolivie) (pop: 26,600)
244 km NW de Tambopata (Madre de Dios) (pop: 39,000)
250 km NW de Puerto Maldonado (pop: 37,500)
299 km NE de Santa Ana (La Convención, Cuzco) (pop: 25,100)
312 km NNE de Cusco (pop: 312,100)
609 km N de Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
692 km E de Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 7.0599 kmPeru-Brazil border regionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Peru-Brazil Border Region 17 October 14:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Sep 1992 22:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    165 km (102 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Feb 1991 18:56 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    395.5 km (245.8 mi) depth
    167 km (104 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Wednesday, 17 October 1990 at 14:30 (GMT)
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