Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 109 km northwest of Quibdo, Colombia, on Saturday, 26 September 1970 at 12:02 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 26 Sep 1970 12:02:33 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.214°N / 77.488°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) W of Bahia Solano (pop: 3,080) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NNW of Nuqui (pop: 2,740) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Vigia del Fuerte (Vigía del Fuerte) (pop: 4,640) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NW of Pie de Pato (pop: 3,240) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) WNW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (132 mi) W of Medellin (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) NW of Pereira (pop: 440,100) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WNW of Manizales (pop: 357,800) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NW of Armenia (pop: 315,300) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) WNW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> 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||15 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 16 Dec 1970 01:00 UTC| M 5.7 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Sep 1970 03:38 UTC| M 6.5 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 115 km northwest of Quibdo, Colombia, on Sunday, 27 September 1970 at 03:38 (GMT)
- 26 Sep 1970 14:57 UTC| M 5.8 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details