Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Monday, 23 October 1944 at 23:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Monday, 23 October 1944 at 23:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 23 Oct 1944 11:40:09 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.605°N / 79.32°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Rosa Zarate (Provincia de Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100)
54 km (34 mi) SE of Esmeraldas (Provincia de Esmeraldas) (pop: 165,200)
78 km (48 mi) E of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400)
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Valdez (Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) (pop: 11,400)
93 km (58 mi) SW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200)
97 km (60 mi) N of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas) (pop: 200,400)
443 km (275 mi) SW of Santiago de Cali (Valle del Cauca, Colombia) (pop: 2,392,900)
733 km (455 mi) SW of Bogota (Bogota D.C., Colombia) (pop: 7,674,400)
Primary data source: USGS
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!) [learn more]
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M 6.720 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Monday, 23 October 1944 at 23:40 (GMT)
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