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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Pyrenees (France) on Friday, 17 February 1978

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Pyrenees (France) on Friday, 17 February 1978
Date & time: Friday, 17 February 1978 02:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.271°N / 0.935°W (France)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) NW of Ainharp (pop: 200)
3 km (2 mi) E of Lohitzun (pop: 200)
4 km (3 mi) W of Espès-Undurein (pop: 500)
180 km (112 mi) N of Zaragoza (pop: 674,300)
196 km (122 mi) W of Toulouse (pop: 433,100)
670 km (417 mi) SW of Paris (pop: 2,138,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Feb 02:34 UTCM 5.3 / 33 kmPyrenees (France)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: Pyrenees (France), 17 Feb 1978 02:34

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 1978 04:33 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    4814 km (2991 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    4814 km (2991 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Pyrenees (France) on Friday, 17 February 1978

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