Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 144 km southwest of Chigorodo, Antioquia, Colombia, on Wednesday, 8 November 2000 at 06:59 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 17 km depth
Date & time: 8 Nov 2000 06:59:58 UTC
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.042°N / 77.829°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SW of Jurado (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Riosucio (pop: 7,160) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WSW of Chigorodo (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SW of Apartado (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SW of Turbo (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) WNW of Medellin (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SE of Panama City (Panama) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) SW of Monteria (pop: 272,400) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 mi) WNW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||17 km||Panama-Colombia border region||USGS|
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