2001 southern Peru earthquake

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2001 southern Peru earthquake
2001 southern Peru earthquake is located in South America
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2001 southern Peru earthquake
UTC time2001-06-23 20:33:14
ISC event1893467
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateJune 23, 2001 (2001-06-23)
Local time15:33
Magnitude8.4 Mw
Depth32 km (20 mi)
Epicenter16°22′S 73°29′W / 16.36°S 73.48°W / -16.36; -73.48Coordinates: 16°22′S 73°29′W / 16.36°S 73.48°W / -16.36; -73.48
TypeMegathrust
Areas affectedPeru
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
Tsunami7 m (23 ft)
Casualties74–145 dead
2,687–2,713 injured [1]

The 2001 southern Peru earthquake happened on Saturday, June 23, 2001 at around 3:30 PM local time. It had a magnitude of 8.4. It was felt by many parts of southern Peru, a country in South America. It is one of the deadliest earthquakes ever recorded in Peru.

References[change | change source]

  1. USGS. "M8.4 - near the coast of southern Peru". United States Geological Survey.