Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 44 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Tuesday, 12 June 1979 at 21:32 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 47 km depth
Date & time: 12 Jun 1979 21:32:51 UTC
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.772°S / 80.792°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) W of Pedregal (pop: 84) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) N of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) N of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Huaquillas (El Oro, Ecuador) (pop: 39,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) WSW of Santa Rosa (El Oro, Ecuador) (pop: 41,800) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> 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||47 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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