Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 28 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Monday, August 5, 1996 at 21:39 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.996°S / 81.001°W↗ (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.996°N / 98.999°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) NNW of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NNW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WSW of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NW of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) W of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 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: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||33 km||off the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 31 Dec 1996 09:25 UTC| M 3.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|83 km (52 mi) distance| USGS | Details