Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 46 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Tuesday, 10 August 1976 at 00:10 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 10 Aug 1976 00:10:26 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.136°N / 79.024°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Cumbal (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) W of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NNW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo, Ecuador) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) WSW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
614 km (381 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||33 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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