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1966 Peru earthquake

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Date  October 17, 1966
Depth  38 km
Casualties  about 100
Magnitude  8.1 Mw
Areas affected  Peru
1966 Peru earthquake

The 1966 Peru earthquake occurred on October 17 at 16:41 local time (21:41 UTC). It had a magnitude of Mw 8.1. The epicenter was located offcoast near Huacho. About 100 people were reported dead. Most of the damage was recorded in low buildings. Cracks were reported in higher buildings. The intensity was MM IX in San Nicolás, MM VIII in Huacho, and MM VII in Callao. A tsunami was generated by this earthquake, which was recorded in Callao, Chimbote, and San Juan. Landslides and huge ground cracks were reported along the Pan American Highway north of Ancón.


1966 Peru earthquake Wikipedia

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