Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 30 km southwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Tuesday, 5 March 1963 at 07:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 5 Mar 1963 07:05:00 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.683°S / 81.519°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) WNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) WNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (71 mi) WNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
956 km (594 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||15 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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