Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Peru on Wednesday, 25 April 1979 at 22:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Southern Peru on Wednesday, 25 April 1979 at 22:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 74 km depth

Date & time: 25 Apr 1979 22:18:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Profondeur: 74.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.189°S / 72.368°W (Pérou)
Volcan le plus près: Andahua-Orcopampa (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km O de Aguada (pop: 12) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
9 km NNO de Orcopampa (Castilla) (pop: 5,640) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
112 km OSO de Yauri (pop: 23,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
152 km NO de Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
159 km NO de Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
161 km NO de Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
164 km NNO de Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
165 km NO de Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
190 km SSO de Cuzco (pop: 312,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
613 km SE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
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 5.074 kmsouthern PeruUSGS
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Southern Peru on Wednesday, 25 April 1979 at 22:18 (GMT)
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