Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 27 km south of Sechura, Piura, Peru, on Wednesday, 20 March 1991 at 13:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 20 Mar 1991 13:08:57 UTC
Depth: 35.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.791°S / 80.897°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Sechura (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSW of La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SSW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SW of Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (205 mi) NW of Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
815 km (506 mi) NNW 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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|M 6.0||35 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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