Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.9 - Near the Coast of Southern Peru, venerdì, 16 febbraio 1979

Forte terremoto magnitudine 6.9 - Near the Coast of Southern Peru, venerdì, 16 febbraio 1979

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 53 km depth

Data & ora: 16 Feb 1979 10:08:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitudine: 6.9
Profondità: 53.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 16.39°S / 72.658°W (Perù)
Vulcano più vicino: Huambo (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km WSW da Punta Colorada (Arequipa) (pop: 249)
27 km NNE da Camana (Camaná, Arequipa) (pop: 16,400)
80 km WSW da Lluta (Caylloma, Arequipa) (pop: 6,000)
86 km SSE da Arirahua (Arequipa) (pop: 735)
98 km NW da Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa) (pop: 29,000)
120 km W da Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
675 km SE da Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
701 km W da Cochabamba (Bolivia) (pop: 900,400)
Fonte dati primaria: USGS
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 6.953 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Near the Coast of Southern Peru 16 February 10:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes):
  • 03 Jul 1979 03:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 1979 04:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    164 km (102 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jun 1979 21:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    84 km (52.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 May 1979 12:07 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 02 May 1979 17:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 25 Apr 1979 22:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 1979 20:55 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8162 km (5072 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Mar 1979 02:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Near the Coast of Southern Peru on Friday, 16 February 1979 at 10:08 (GMT)
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