Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 57 km north of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Monday, 22 May 2000 at 13:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 22 May 2000 13:15:08 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.096°S / 81.096°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) WNW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) NNW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) NNW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) NNW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
991 km (616 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||near the coast of northern Peru||USGS|
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