Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Off the Coast of Central Peru on Thursday, 3 October 1974 at 19:10 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Off the Coast of Central Peru on Thursday, 3 October 1974 at 19:10 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 3 Oct 1974 07:10:00 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.5°S / 77.132°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SW of Puente Tabla (Provincia de Cañete, Lima region) (pop: 103)
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Imperial (Provincia de Cañete, Gobierno Regional de Lima) (pop: 32,300)
103 km (64 mi) WNW of Pisco (pop: 61,900)
109 km (67 mi) W of Chincha Alta (Provincia de Chincha) (pop: 153,100)
152 km (95 mi) S of Santiago de Surco (Lima, Lima region) (pop: 251,600)
161 km (100 mi) S of Callao (pop: 813,300)
162 km (101 mi) S of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Ica (pop: 246,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 4.828 kmoff the coast of central PeruUSGS
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