Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Saturday, 26 January 1980 at 15:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 26 Jan 1980 15:27:15 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.333°N / 79.371°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Cumbal (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (187 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
639 km (397 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||33 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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