Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 53 km north of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Thursday, 25 December 1980 at 00:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 25 Dec 1980 00:51:04 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.119°S / 81.147°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNE of El Ñuro (pop: 973) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) W of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) WNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
991 km (616 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||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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