Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 94 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Sunday, 11 February 1990 at 11:23 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 11 Feb 1990 11:23:53 UTC
Depth: 32.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.876°S / 81.745°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) NW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WNW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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