Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Wednesday, 23 April 1986 at 20:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 46 km depth
Date & time: 23 Apr 1986 20:27:12 UTC
Depth: 46.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.868°S / 80.983°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) N of Carpitas (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) N of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> 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||46 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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