Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 35 km northeast of Rosa Zarate, Canton Quinindé, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Monday, October 23, 1944 at 23:40 GMT
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.605°N / 79.32°W (Canton Quinindé, Esmeraldas, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.605°S / 100.68°E
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) E of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Valdez (Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) N of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NW of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) W of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) N of Quevedo (Los Ríos) (pop: 119,400) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) N of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.7||20 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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