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Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Rio Verde, 31 km southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Monday, April 14, 1958 at 21:32 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Rio Verde, 31 km southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Monday, April 14, 1958 at 21:32 GMT Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Rio Verde, 31 km southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Monday, April 14, 1958 at 21:32 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: Apr 14, 1958 21:32:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.801°N / 79.428°W (Rio Verde, Esmeraldas, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.801°S / 100.572°E
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) N of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of Valdez (Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) NW of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) WNW of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) W of Tulcan (Carchi) (pop: 86,500) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (210 mi) N of Guayaquil (Guayas) (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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6.825 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

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

25 km
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