Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 29 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Thursday, 11 August 1994 at 22:28 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 11 Aug 1994 22:28:29 UTC
Depth: 14.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.983°S / 80.833°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) N of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNE of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NW of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) W of El Triunfo (Cantón Daule) (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 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: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||15 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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