Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 78 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Tuesday, December 29, 1970 at 08:01 GMT
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
|Date & time||Dec 29, 1970 08:01:59 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||3.974°S / 81.02°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)|
|Antipode||3.974°N / 98.98°E|
|Shaking intensity||Moderate shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearby towns and cities||8 km (5 mi) NW of Carpitas (pop: 39) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
15 km (9 mi) N of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) WNW of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NNW of La Brea (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NNE of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
999 km (621 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy|
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|5.9||35 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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