Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 159 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Tuesday, 7 July 1981 at 10:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 159 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Tuesday, 7 July 1981 at 10:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 7 Jul 1981 10:25:46 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 16.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.796°N / 79.806°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
143 km (89 mi) WNW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) W of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) WSW of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
667 km (414 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 5.116 kmsouth of Panama (Colombia)USGS
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