Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Taisha, 56 km east of Macas, Ecuador, on Friday, 10 May 1963 at 22:22 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.188°S / 77.623°W (Taisha, Provincia de Morona-Santiago, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Sangay (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Macas (Morona, Morona-Santiago) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SE of Palora (Morona-Santiago) (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Sucua (Morona-Santiago) (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Puyo (Pastaza) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Riobamba (Chimborazo) (pop: 124,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) S of Tena (Napo) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Azogues (Cañar) (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SE of Ambato (Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) E of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||20 km||Peru-Ecuador border region||USGS|
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