Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 92 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Saturday, 24 January 1976 at 03:36 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Peru| Piura | Tumbes
Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 16 km depth
Date & time: 24 Jan 1976 03:36:12 UTC
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.067°S / 81.92°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (50 mi) WNW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) W of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 5.1||16 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.