Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia de Sullana, Piura, 90 km south of Tumbes, Peru, on Tuesday, 16 September 1975 at 00:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 65 km depth
Date & time: 16 Sep 1975 00:44:02 UTC
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.338°S / 80.697°W (Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) NNW of Cerezo (pop: 88) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ESE of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) N of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) N of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) N of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) N of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
947 km (589 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||65 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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