Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 68 km southwest of Paita, Piura, Peru, on Thursday, May 14, 1987 at 16:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 29 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 28.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.644°S / 81.377°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 5.644°N / 98.623°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) W of Sechura (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) WSW of La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WSW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) NW of Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
857 km (533 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||29 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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