Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 9 April 1976 at 07:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 9 April 1976 at 07:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 9 km depth

Date & time: 9 Apr 1976 07:08:47 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.782°N / 79.804°W (Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SW of Esmeraldas (Provincia de Esmeraldas) (pop: 165,200)
31 km (19 mi) NE of Muisne (Esmeraldas) (pop: 13,400)
62 km (39 mi) NW of Rosa Zarate (Provincia de Esmeraldas) (pop: 42,100)
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Pedernales (Manabí) (pop: 5,980)
135 km (84 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Provincia de Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas) (pop: 200,400)
181 km (113 mi) NW of Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800)
331 km (206 mi) N of Guayaquil (Provincia del Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000)
469 km (292 mi) SW of Santiago de Cali (Valle del Cauca, Colombia) (pop: 2,392,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.79 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Near the Coast of Ecuador 9 April 07:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 24 May 1976 15:46 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 1976 19:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Near the Coast of Ecuador on Friday, 9 April 1976 at 07:08 (GMT)
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