Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 47 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Friday, 5 June 1981 at 23:34 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 37 km depth
Date & time: 5 Jun 1981 23:34:54 UTC
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.903°S / 80.709°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) NW of Bellavista (pop: 142) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) N of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) S of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NNE of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
992 km (616 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||37 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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