Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 75 km north of Sullana, Piura, Peru, on Friday, 29 October 1982 at 15:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 29 Oct 1982 15:33:40 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.227°S / 80.65°W (Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) N of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) N of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ENE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Tambo Grande (Piura) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) N of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
956 km (594 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||35 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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