Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km north of Bahia Solano, Colombia, on Sunday, 16 December 1956 at 01:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 16 Dec 1956 01:41:59 UTC
Depth: 32.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.439°N / 77.49°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NNW of Bahia Solano (pop: 3,080) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Vigia del Fuerte (Vigía del Fuerte) (pop: 4,640) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Jurado (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNW of Nuqui (pop: 2,740) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Murindo (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) W of Medellin (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) NW of Manizales (pop: 357,800) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SE of Panama City (Panama) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (266 mi) WNW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||33 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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