Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, 12 km northwest of La Breita, Peru, on Monday, 30 June 1997 at 18:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 30 Jun 1997 18:56:27 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.161°S / 80.926°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) W of Totorillo (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NNW of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ESE of Mancora (Talara, Piura) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) NNW of Querecotillo (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Marcavelica (Sullana, Piura) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
976 km (606 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||33 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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