Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 82 km north of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Thursday, 12 March 1987 at 11:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 12 Mar 1987 11:02:28 UTC
Depth: 33.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.861°S / 81.444°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) NW of El Ñuro (pop: 973) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 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||33 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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