Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 61 km northwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Saturday, 10 February 1990 at 17:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 57 km depth
Date & time: 10 Feb 1990 17:12:10 UTC
Depth: 56.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.17°S / 80.829°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) NNW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WNW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WNW of Huaquillas (Ecuador) (pop: 39,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Playas (Ecuador) (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Machala (Ecuador) (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) N of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) N of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) N 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||57 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 16 Feb 1990 15:12 UTC| M 5.3 |76.4 km (47.5 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details