Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 83 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Thursday, 10 December 1970 at 11:37 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 36 km depth
Date & time: 10 Dec 1970 11:37:43 UTC
Depth: 35.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.093°S / 80.987°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SW of Quebrada Seca (pop: 61) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) ENE of Mancora (Talara, Piura) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNW of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NNE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NNW of Querecotillo (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Marcavelica (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNW of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
986 km (613 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||36 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 29 Dec 1970 08:01 UTC| M 5.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 11 Dec 1970 10:24 UTC| M 5.7 |38 km (23.6 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details