Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 73 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Friday, 9 November 1973 at 22:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 31 km depth
Date & time: 9 Nov 1973 22:41:27 UTC
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.967°S / 80.971°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) N of Carpitas (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
998 km (620 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||31 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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