Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 115 km northwest of Quibdo, Colombia, on Sunday, 27 September 1970 at 03:38 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 27 Sep 1970 03:38:39 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.375°N / 77.438°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) NNW of Bahia Solano (pop: 3,080) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Vigia del Fuerte (Vigía del Fuerte) (pop: 4,640) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Nuqui (pop: 2,740) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Jurado (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Murindo (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) W of Urrao (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) W of Medellin (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) SE of Panama City (Panama) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) WNW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> 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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|6.5||15 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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