Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 45 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Monday, 4 September 1972 at 23:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 4 Sep 1972 23:32:21 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.847°S / 80.741°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SW of Pedregal (pop: 84) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SSW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
999 km (621 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||30 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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