Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 7.1 km north of Tosagua, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Monday, January 16, 1956 at 23:37 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.727°S / 80.213°W↗ (Tosagua, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.727°N / 99.787°E↗
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNE of Tosagua (Manabí) (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) WSW of Chone (Manabí) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NNW of Bolivar (Manabí) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ESE of Sucre (Manabí) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of Portoviejo (Manabí) (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Jipijapa (Manabí) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Quevedo (Los Ríos) (pop: 119,400) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||20 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 26 Aug 1957 13:58 UTC| M 6.3 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|159 km (99 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 35 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Monday, August 26, 1957 at 13:58 (GMT)