Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 54 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Thursday, 17 February 2005 at 20:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 17 Feb 2005 20:42:57 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.768°S / 81.046°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) NNW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) W of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||10 km||off the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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