Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 74 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Friday, June 11, 1971 at 01:32 GMT
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
|Date & time||Jun 11, 1971 01:32:59 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||4.178°S / 80.715°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)|
|Antipode||4.178°N / 99.285°E|
|Shaking intensity||Moderate shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearby towns and cities||11 km (7 mi) SSE of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
21 km (13 mi) ENE of La Brea (Piura) (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) N of Querecotillo (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) N of Marcavelica (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
964 km (599 mi) NNW of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy|
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|5.8||35 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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