Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 129 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Saturday, 9 September 1989 at 01:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 7 km depth
Date & time: 9 Sep 1989 01:40:35 UTC
Depth: 6.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.435°N / 79.761°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) WNW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WNW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
478 km (297 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
675 km (420 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.9||6.5 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Sep 1989 04:11 UTC| M 4.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Sep 1989 02:19 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details