Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 15 km northeast of Paita, Piura, Peru, on Tuesday, 15 May 1990 at 05:07 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 32 km depth
Date & time: 15 May 1990 05:07:04 UTC
Depth: 31.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.974°S / 81.041°W (Provincia de Paita, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NE of La Esmeralda (pop: 590) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NNE of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NW of Chiclayo (Lambayeque) (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
902 km (560 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> 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||32 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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