Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 144 km northwest of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Sunday, 5 October 1997 at 00:54 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 5 Oct 1997 00:54:57 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.62°N / 79.789°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) WSW of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
671 km (417 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||10 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Oct 1997 11:06 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details