Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 41 km northwest of Sucre, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Wednesday, April 1, 1953 at 11:21 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.344°S / 80.685°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.344°N / 99.315°E↗
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NW of Sucre (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) N of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NW of Tosagua (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Chone (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) N of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NW of Calceta (Bolivar) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) W of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (149 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: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||20 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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