Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 55 km south of Guayaquil, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Thursday, August 26, 1982 at 05:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 70 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.692°S / 79.871°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 2.692°N / 100.129°E↗
Nearest volcano: Licto (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NNW of Balao (pop: 12,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) W of Naranjal (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) S of Duran (pop: 167,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of La Troncal (pop: 36,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of San Francisco de Milagro (pop: 133,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Pasaje (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) WNW of Cuenca (pop: 277,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) SSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||70 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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