Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 153 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Sunday, 25 January 1987 at 10:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 13 km depth
Date & time: 25 Jan 1987 10:31:22 UTC
Depth: 12.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.054°N / 79.334°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
126 km (78 mi) NNW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WNW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NNW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (190 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) WNW of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) W of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) WSW of Armenia (pop: 315,300) --> See nearby quakes!
608 km (378 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||13 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 11 Feb 1987 22:22 UTC| M 4.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|41 km (25 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 10 Feb 1987 02:48 UTC| M 5.1 |27.4 km (17 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details