1970 Peru–Ecuador earthquake

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1970 Peru–Ecuador earthquake
1970 Peru–Ecuador earthquake is located in Peru
1970 Peru–Ecuador earthquake
UTC time ??
ISC event
USGS-ANSS
Date * December 9, 1970
Local date
Local time
Magnitude 7.1 Mw
Depth 25 km
Epicenter 3°59′S 80°43′W / 3.99°S 80.72°W / -3.99; -80.72
Areas affected Peru and Ecuador
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Casualties 82 (50 in Ecuador, 32 in Peru)[1]
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The 1970 Peru–Ecuador earthquake occurred on December 9 at 23:34 local time. The epicenter was located in northwestern Peru, between Piura and Tumbes, near the Peru–Ecuador border.[2] This earthquake had a magnitude of Mw 7.1, or Ms 7.1. About 81 people were reported dead in Peru and in Ecuador together.[3][4] Liquefaction was observed. The maximum Mercalli Intensity reached IX (Violent).[5][6] Fractures in constructions were reported in the urban area of Talara.[7] This was a shallow earthquake, and it was thought to occur in the plate above the plate boundary.[8]

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