Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 70 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Thursday, 5 October 1950 at 23:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 5 Oct 1950 23:07:48 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.072°S / 81.641°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) WNW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) WNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||15 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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