Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 63 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Saturday, 3 January 1981 at 01:23 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 3 Jan 1981 01:23:40 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.156°N / 79.232°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Cumbal (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
57 km (35 mi) W of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) WSW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNE of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (266 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
634 km (394 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||33 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 10 Jan 1981 00:05 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|8814 km (5476 mi) distance| | Details
- 07 Jan 1981 09:05 UTC| M 5.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 07 Jan 1981 07:01 UTC| M 5.6 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details