Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 23 June 2001 at 21:27 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 23 June 2001 at 21:27 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 23 Jun 2001 09:27:35 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.181°S / 72.641°W (Pérou)
Volcan le plus près: Cerro Nicholson (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km S de La Punta (Arequipa) (pop: 264)
69 km WSW de Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 29,000)
90 km W de Punta de Bombon (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 6,340)
94 km W de Cocachacra (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 8,800)
146 km SW de Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
147 km WNW de Ilo (Departamento de Moquegua) (pop: 53,500)
689 km W de Cochabamba (Bolivie) (pop: 900,400)
741 km SE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.133 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Near the Coast of Southern Peru 23 June 21:27 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes):
  • 07 Aug 2001 08:39 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 2001 22:42 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 2001 11:06 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Jun 2001 21:35 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 17:37 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    38.8 km (24.1 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 14:32 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    30.3 km (18.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 06:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 04:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 02:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 02:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    32.5 km (20.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2001 00:11 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    28.2 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2001 22:32 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2001 21:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 2001 21:38 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Saturday, 23 June 2001 at 21:27 (GMT)
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