Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 32 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, on Friday, 24 November 1978 at 15:16 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 24 Nov 1978 15:16:42 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.823°S / 80.959°W (Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Pampa Larga (pop: 13) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) W of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
912 km (567 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||33 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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