Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Canton Montecristi, 23 km southwest of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 13:45 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Canton Montecristi, 23 km southwest of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 13:45 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 21, 2005 13:45:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.134°S / 80.829°W (Canton Montecristi, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador)
Antipode: 1.134°N / 99.171°E
Nearest volcano: Quilotoa (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Montecristi (Manabí) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Manta (Manabí) (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NW of Jipijapa (Manabí) (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) WSW of Portoviejo (Manabí) (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Sucre (24 de Mayo, Manabí) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SW of Sucre (Manabí) (pop: 37,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Calceta (Bolivar, Manabí) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Chone (Manabí) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NW of Guayaquil (Guayas) (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha) (pop: 1,399,800) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmnear the coast of EcuadorUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (36 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 15, 2005 17:34
16 years ago
4.3

114 km
15 km E of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
May 19, 2005 01:25
17 years ago
4.5

38 km
South Pacific Ocean, 20 km E of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Mar 27, 2005 08:03
17 years ago
5.1

18 km
Canton Montecristi, 26 km S of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Feb 22, 2005 07:14
17 years ago
3.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 39 km NW of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Feb 19, 2005 06:15
17 years ago
3.7

73 km
South Pacific Ocean, 37 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Feb 17, 2005 23:40
17 years ago
4.3

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 61 km W of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Feb 17, 2005 08:12
17 years ago
4.6

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 12 km NE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Feb 17, 2005 02:34
17 years ago
4.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 18 km N of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Feb 16, 2005 18:16
17 years ago
4.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 4.6 km E of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Feb 16, 2005 09:01
17 years ago
4.5

28 km
South Pacific Ocean, 18 km N of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Feb 15, 2005 02:27
17 years ago
4.3

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 34 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Feb 1, 2005 06:40
17 years ago
4.4

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 13 km W of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 30, 2005 18:20
17 years ago
4.5

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 32 km W of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 30, 2005 07:06
17 years ago
5.7

29 km
South Pacific Ocean, 43 km NW of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 29, 2005 01:06
17 years ago
3.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 27 km W of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 29, 2005 00:31
17 years ago
3.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 43 km NW of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 28, 2005 15:46
17 years ago
6.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 23 km NW of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 25, 2005 10:28
17 years ago
4.4

10.4 km
South Pacific Ocean, 23 km SE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 25, 2005 06:11
17 years ago
3.9

10 km
15 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 25, 2005 03:54
17 years ago
4.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 25 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 25, 2005 01:21
17 years ago
4.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 27 km SE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 24, 2005 23:59
17 years ago
5.1

15 km
South Pacific Ocean, 28 km SE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 24, 2005 23:37
17 years ago
3.7

10 km
Puerto Lopez, 28 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 24, 2005 23:26
17 years ago
5.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 23 km SE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 24, 2005 23:23
17 years ago
6.1

17 km
South Pacific Ocean, 45 km S of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 24, 2005 23:18
17 years ago
3.9

10 km
15 km SW of Jipijapa, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 23, 2005 18:25
17 years ago
4.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 31 km N of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 23, 2005 17:06
17 years ago
4.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 20 km E of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 23, 2005 10:06
17 years ago
5.0

16 km
Canton Montecristi, 28 km S of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 23, 2005 09:50
17 years ago
4.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 28 km SE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 23, 2005 05:24
17 years ago
4.3

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 19 km NE of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore
Jan 22, 2005 01:12
17 years ago
5.2

26 km
Canton Montecristi, 28 km S of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 22, 2005 00:16
17 years ago
4.7

23 km
Canton Montecristi, 19 km S of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 21, 2005 16:47
17 years ago
5.0

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 30 km SW of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 21, 2005 16:15
17 years ago
4.6

10 km
Canton Jipijapa, 35 km S of Manta, Provincia de Manabi, EcuadorMore
Jan 21, 2005 15:26
17 years ago
4.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 20 km E of La Plata Island, EcuadorMore

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