Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Municipio de Dagua, 32 km northwest of Yumbo, Colombia, on Friday, 24 May 1957 at 02:37 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Municipio de Dagua, 32 km northwest of Yumbo, Colombia, on Friday, 24 May 1957 at 02:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 52 km depth

Date & time: 24 May 1957 02:37:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 52.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.7°N / 76.752°W (Municipio de Dagua, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Nevado del Huila (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Yumbo (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 71,400) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NW of Santiago de Cali (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Darien (Calima, Valle del Cauca) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of El Cerrito (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 38,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Palmira (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNW of Jamundi (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Guadalajara de Buga (Valle del Cauca) (pop: 118,000) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) WSW of Bogota (Bogota D.C.) (pop: 7,674,400) --> 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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M 6.152 kmColombiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Municipio de Dagua, 32 km northwest of Yumbo, Colombia, 24 May 1957 02:37 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Municipio de Dagua, 32 km northwest of Yumbo, Colombia, on Friday, 24 May 1957 at 02:37 (GMT)
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