Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 74 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Friday, 11 June 1971 at 01:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 11 Jun 1971 01:32:59 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.178°S / 80.715°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Querecotillo (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) N of Marcavelica (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
964 km (599 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||35 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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