Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 25 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Saturday, 7 December 1985 at 00:06 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
Date & time: 7 Dec 1985 00:06:54 UTC
Depth: 44.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.008°S / 80.868°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) N of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NNE of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) N of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of Pajan (pop: 9,180) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) NW of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||45 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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