Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 42 km northeast of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Tuesday, 8 October 1974 at 15:39 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 8 Oct 1974 15:39:34 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.416°S / 80.928°W (Provincia de Talara, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SSW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NNW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNE of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
951 km (591 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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