Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 77 km north of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Tuesday, 17 January 1984 at 16:19 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 18 km depth
Date & time: 17 Jan 1984 16:19:03 UTC
Depth: 18.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.904°S / 81.425°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NW of El Ñuro (pop: 973) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) WNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||18 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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