Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Wednesday, 7 January 1981 at 09:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 7 Jan 1981 09:05:57 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.03°N / 79.205°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Cumbal (191 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) W of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo, Ecuador) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WSW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (257 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
637 km (396 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 10 Jan 1981 00:05 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|8810 km (5475 mi) distance| | Details