Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Wednesday, 19 August 1981 at 14:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 32 km depth
Date & time: 19 Aug 1981 14:29:43 UTC
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.895°S / 80.969°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) N of Carpitas (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NNE of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) NNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||32 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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