Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 20 km northeast of Banos, Canton Baños, Provincia del Tungurahua, Ecuador, on Friday, 5 August 1949 at 19:08 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.245°S / 78.32°W (Canton Baños, Provincia del Tungurahua, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Tungurahua (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) NE of Banos (Cantón Baños, Tungurahua) (pop: 9,500) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Pillaro (Cantón Píllaro, Tungurahua) (pop: 7,460) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Pelileo (Tungurahua) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) E of Ambato (Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Salcedo (Cotopaxi) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Pujili (Cotopaxi) (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Guaranda (Bolívar) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSE of Machachi (Mejia, Pichincha) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SSE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) ENE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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