Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 20 km east of La Breita, Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru, on Saturday, 21 March 1998 at 02:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 21 Mar 1998 02:18:54 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.253°S / 80.709°W (Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) SE of Totorillo (Tumbes) (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) E of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) N of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) N of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ENE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) N of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) SSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Tambo Grande (Piura) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
956 km (594 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||33 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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