Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Canton Pastaza, Provincia del Pastaza, 30 km southeast of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, on Monday, 26 April 1999 at 18:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 173 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 172.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.648°S / 77.783°W (Canton Pastaza, Provincia del Pastaza, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Puyo (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Palora (Morona-Santiago) (pop: 6,470) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SE of Puyo (Pastaza) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Banos (Cantón Baños, Tungurahua) (pop: 9,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Macas (Morona, Morona-Santiago) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Pelileo (Tungurahua) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Riobamba (Chimborazo) (pop: 124,500) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) ESE of Ambato (Tungurahua) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) SE of Latacunga (Cotopaxi) (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSE of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) ENE of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Aug 1999 12:40 UTC| M 6.3 |196.4 km (122 mi) depth|48 km (30 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Arajuno, Provincia del Pastaza, 55 km northeast of Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, on Saturday, 28 August 1999 at 12:40 (GMT)