Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Monday, 7 October 1974 at 04:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Monday, 7 October 1974 at 04:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 7 Oct 1974 04:57:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.246°S / 77.939°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Callao (pop: 813,300)
98 km (61 mi) W of San Isidro (pop: 68,300)
102 km (63 mi) WSW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
105 km (65 mi) SW of Chancay (Huaral, Gobierno Regional de Lima) (pop: 27,000)
115 km (72 mi) SW of Huaral (Lima region) (pop: 62,200)
117 km (73 mi) WSW of Santa María (Provincia de Lima, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima) (pop: 14,900)
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Huacho (Lima region) (pop: 54,500)
138 km (86 mi) WSW of Chosica (Lima region) (pop: 88,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.033 kmnear the coast of central PeruUSGS
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near the Coast of Central Peru on Monday, 7 October 1974 at 04:57 (GMT)
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