Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 94 km north of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Saturday, 31 May 1980 at 11:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 38 km depth
Date & time: 31 May 1980 11:31:37 UTC
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.593°N / 79.054°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Cumbal (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) NW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of La Tola (pop: 3,770) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) N of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
596 km (370 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||38 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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