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2001 southern Peru earthquake
Magnitude 8.4 Mw
Depth 32 km (20 mi)
Epicenter 16°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
Type Megathrust
Areas affected Peru
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Tsunami 7 m (23 ft)
Casualties 74–145 dead
2,687–2,713 injured

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.

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