Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, 67 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Friday, 29 March 1991 at 20:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 38 km depth
Date & time: 29 Mar 1991 20:13:48 UTC
Depth: 37.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.959°S / 80.907°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NE of Carpitas (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NW of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) N of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) NNW of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
995 km (618 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> 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||38 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 Mar 1991 01:53 UTC| M 4.7 |69.4 km (43.1 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details