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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.925°S / 80.99°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.925°N / 99.01°E↗
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (247 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) N of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) SW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||15 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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