Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 33 km northeast of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Tuesday, 21 November 1978 at 00:07 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 69 km depth
Date & time: 21 Nov 1978 00:07:06 UTC
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.326°S / 81.112°W (Provincia de Talara, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) ESE of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) N of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
969 km (602 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> 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
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|M 5.1||69 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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