Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km northwest of El Charco, Narino, Colombia, on Monday, 7 January 1980 at 00:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 19 km depth
Date & time: 7 Jan 1980 00:33:35 UTC
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.939°N / 78.774°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Azufral (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) NW of La Tola (pop: 3,770) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) N of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) N of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) WNW of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) WSW of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
553 km (344 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||19 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 03 Mar 1980 09:13 UTC| M 4.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|8763 km (5445 mi) distance| | Details