Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 42 km southwest of Tumbes, Peru, on Saturday, 15 January 2005 at 14:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 39 km depth
Date & time: 15 Jan 2005 14:02:14 UTC
Depth: 38.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.726°S / 80.793°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) WNW of Pedregal (pop: 84) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) N of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Huaquillas (Ecuador) (pop: 39,800) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) NNE of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) N of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> 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||39 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 15 Jan 2005 17:22 UTC| M 4.4 |18.7 km (11.6 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details