Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km northwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Monday, 26 November 1979 at 21:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 53 km depth
Date & time: 26 Nov 1979 21:05:47 UTC
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.394°S / 80.718°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) N of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) W of Huaquillas (Ecuador) (pop: 39,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Santa Rosa (Ecuador) (pop: 41,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Machala (Ecuador) (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) N of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) N of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> 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||53 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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