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Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10 km southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Tuesday, April 15, 1958 at 01:30 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10 km southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Tuesday, April 15, 1958 at 01:30 GMT Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10 km southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Tuesday, April 15, 1958 at 01:30 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: Apr 15, 1958 01:30:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.907°N / 79.581°W (Canton Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas, Ecuador)
Antipode: 0.907°S / 100.419°E
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) N of Rosa Zarate (Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Valdez (Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas) (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NW of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) WNW of Ibarra (Imbabura) (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNE of Chone (Manabí) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) N of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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6.125 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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