Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 24 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Wednesday, 6 May 1981 at 21:34 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 6 May 1981 21:34:48 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.025°S / 80.977°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (248 km / 154 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) N of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WSW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) SW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> 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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|5.3||33 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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- 06 May 1981 21:36 UTC| M 6.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Wednesday, 6 May 1981 at 21:36 (GMT)