Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 145 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Tuesday, 20 October 1981 at 07:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 20 Oct 1981 07:12:30 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.665°N / 79.766°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (207 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (246 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 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||33 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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