Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Wednesday, 7 January 1981 at 07:01 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 7 Jan 1981 07:01:39 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.004°N / 79.29°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) WNW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo, Ecuador) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) NNE of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) WSW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
647 km (402 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||25 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 10 Jan 1981 00:05 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|8820 km (5480 mi) distance| | Details
- 07 Jan 1981 09:05 UTC| M 5.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details