Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 150 km west of Tumbes, Peru, on Saturday, 10 February 1990 at 18:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 10 Feb 1990 18:40:29 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.224°S / 81.755°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (77 mi) NW of Carpitas (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SW of La Libertad (Ecuador) (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NNW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) NW of Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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