Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Arajuno, Provincia del Pastaza, 59 km east of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, on Friday, 17 September 1965 at 11:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Arajuno, Provincia del Pastaza, 59 km east of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, on Friday, 17 September 1965 at 11:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 186 km depth

Date & time: 17 Sep 1965 11:13:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 185.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.443°S / 77.476°W (Arajuno, Provincia del Pastaza, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Puyo (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (36 mi) E of Puyo (Pastaza) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) ENE of Palora (Morona-Santiago) (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSE of Archidona (Napo) (pop: 7,310) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Boca Suno (Tena, Orellana) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSW of Puerto Francisco de Orellana (Provincia de Francisco de Orellana) (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) E of Ambato (Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) ENE of Riobamba (Chimborazo) (pop: 124,500) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) ESE of Latacunga (Cotopaxi) (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) ENE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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