Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 71 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Friday, 11 December 1970 at 10:24 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 38 km depth
Date & time: 11 Dec 1970 10:24:37 UTC
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.104°S / 80.797°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) WSW of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NNE of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Querecotillo (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) N of Marcavelica (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
976 km (606 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||38 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Dec 1970 08:01 UTC| M 5.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details