Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 6km W of Sechura, Peru on Saturday, 15 March 2014

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.3 - South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km a ovest da Sechura, Regione di Piura, Perù, sabato, 15 marzo 2014

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.3 - South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km a ovest da Sechura, Regione di Piura, Perù, sabato, 15 marzo 2014

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 00:11 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 20 minuti.
Data & ora: 15 Mar 2014 23:51:30 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30
Magnitudine: 6.3
Profondità: 9.8 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 5.566°S / 80.879°W (South Pacific Ocean, Perù)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km O da Sechura (pop: 23,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
20 km SSO da Vice (Sechura) (pop: 12,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
24 km SO da La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
40 km SSO da Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
48 km SSO da San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
50 km SSO da Piura (pop: 325,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
59 km SSE da Paita (pop: 56,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
77 km SSO da Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
349 km NO da Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
835 km NNO da Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 6.210 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ
M 6.433 km NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
M 6.39.8 km6km W of Sechura, PeruUSGS
M 6.310 kmW of Sechura, PeruGeoAu
M 6.239 kmPeruIGP

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Sechura (Peru, 29 km E of epicenter) : Many damage, roads are destroyed (reported through EMSC)
Vilcabamba (Ecuador, 238 km NE of epicenter) : It was also raining. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km west of Sechura, Piura, Peru, Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 23 Jul 2014 09:57 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jun 2014 01:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 13 Jun 2014 00:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 28 May 2014 05:47 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 26 May 2014 11:44 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 15 May 2014 01:48 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2014 07:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 22 Mar 2014 00:38 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    40.9 km (25.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2014 07:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 16 Mar 2014 15:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 6.4 km west of Sechura, Piura, Peru, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:51:30
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