Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 25 km southwest of Zorritos, Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru, on Sunday, January 26, 2014 00:10:28

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 25 km southwest of Zorritos, Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru, on Sunday, January 26, 2014 00:10:28

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 20 km depth

26 Jan 05:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Jan 2014 05:10:28 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, January 26, 2014 00:10:28
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 19.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.8593°S / 80.8101°W (Provincia de Contralmirante Villar, Tumbes, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Pedregal (pop: 84) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SW of Zorritos (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Papayal (Contralmirante Villar) (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) N of La Breita (Piura) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) SW of Zarumilla (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Talara (Piura) (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) N of Sullana (Piura) (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) N of San Martin (Piura) (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) N of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmPeru-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ
M 5.52 kmPERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGIONEMSC
M 5.520 km24km SW of Zorritos, PeruUSGS
M 5.437 kmPeruIGP

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Cuenca, Ecuador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
villamil playas, EC / Weak shaking (MMI III)
villamil playas / Weak shaking (MMI III) : just went to bed...felt bed shake
Canoas (10.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lots of shaking lasting only a half minute. Epicentre very close to me within 20 km.
Cuenca, Ecuador (176.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Rolling shake lasting 5+ seconds. Computer monitor and chair shook, then I noticed office plant swaying. Nothing fell off shelves. (Note that I have lived in San Francisco, Calif for most of the last 60 years, and have felt many quakes there). We are on 5th floor in 'el Centro' of Cuenca.
Mancora / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guayaquil (Ecuador, 212 km NE of epicenter) : Felt slight rocking in building back & fourth (reported through EMSC)
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