Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Friday, 30 August 1991 at 00:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 23 km depth
Date & time: 30 Aug 1991 00:16:21 UTC
Depth: 23.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.349°S / 81.541°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WSW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) W of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!
989 km (615 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||23 km||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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