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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 20 km north of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Sunday, June 25, 1989 at 20:37 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 20 km north of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Sunday, June 25, 1989 at 20:37 GMT Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 20 km north of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, on Sunday, June 25, 1989 at 20:37 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 25, 1989 20:37:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 15.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.134°N / 79.616°W (North Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.134°S / 100.384°E
Nearest volcano: Pilavo (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) NNE of Esmeraldas (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) W of Valdez (Eloy Alfaro) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NE of Muisne (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WSW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) N of Rosa Zarate (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo de los Colorados (pop: 200,400) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) WNW of Otavalo (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) WNW of Ibarra (pop: 133,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NW of Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) N of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.315 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Oct 24, 1989 04:27
33 years ago

57 km
Canton Eloy Alfaro, 80 km E of Esmeraldas, EcuadorMore
Jul 29, 1989 11:28
33 years ago

44 km
68 km N of Esmeraldas, EcuadorMore

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