Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 36 km north of La Libertad, Provincia del Guayas, Ecuador, on Tuesday, 20 December 2005 at 16:34 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 21 km depth
Date & time: 20 Dec 2005 16:34:50 UTC
Depth: 21.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.911°S / 80.904°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearest volcano: Chimborazo (238 km / 148 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) N of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) N of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) N of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Sucre (24 de Mayo) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NW of Playas (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> 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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|5.3||21 km||near the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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