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Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 25 km northeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Sunday, January 19, 1958 at 14:43 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 25 km northeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Sunday, January 19, 1958 at 14:43 GMT Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 25 km northeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Sunday, January 19, 1958 at 14:43 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: Jan 19, 1958 14:43:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 27.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.153°N / 79.543°W (North Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.153°S / 100.457°E
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) NNE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Valdez (Eloy Alfaro) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) W of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NE of Muisne (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) N of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NW of Otavalo (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) WNW of Ibarra (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) N of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.828 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 15, 1958 01:30
64 years ago
6.1

25 km
10 km SE of Esmeraldas, EcuadorMore
Apr 14, 1958 21:32
64 years ago
6.8

25 km
Rio Verde, 31 km SE of Esmeraldas, EcuadorMore
Apr 3, 1958 08:25
64 years ago
5.7

25 km
51 km N of Esmeraldas, EcuadorMore
Feb 1, 1958 20:45
64 years ago
6.3

25 km
55 km SW of Tumaco, Departamento de Nariño, ColombiaMore
Feb 1, 1958 18:02
64 years ago
6.3

25 km
63 km SW of Tumaco, Departamento de Nariño, ColombiaMore
Feb 1, 1958 16:10
64 years ago
6.9

15 km
67 km SW of Tumaco, Departamento de Nariño, ColombiaMore

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