Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 57 km northwest of Sucre, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Wednesday, April 1, 1953 at 10:49 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.254°S / 80.804°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.254°N / 99.196°E↗
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (35 mi) NW of Sucre (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) N of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) N of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Chone (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NW of Calceta (Bolivar) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) NNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) W of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||10 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Apr 1, 1953 11:21|
69 years ago
|South Pacific Ocean, 41 km NW of Sucre, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador||More|