Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 122 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Sunday, 17 January 1982 at 14:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 122 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Sunday, 17 January 1982 at 14:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 17 Jan 1982 14:02:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.686°N / 79.422°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
101 km (63 mi) NW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) WSW of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
630 km (392 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 5.028 kmsouth of Panama (Colombia)USGS
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