Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km south of Jurado, Departamento del Choco, Colombia, on Monday, 23 January 2006 at 20:50 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 14 km depth
Date & time: 23 Jan 2006 20:50:44 UTC
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.864°N / 77.793°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) S of Jurado (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Bahia Solano (pop: 3,080) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Riosucio (pop: 7,160) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SW of Chigorodo (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SW of Apartado (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) NW of Quibdo (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) WNW of Medellin (pop: 2,000,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SW of Monteria (pop: 272,400) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SE of Panama City (Panama) (pop: 408,200) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) WNW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||14 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 29 Jan 2006 17:49 UTC| M 5.2 |17.6 km (10.9 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Jan 2006 02:15 UTC| M 5.3 |24.2 km (15 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 23 Jan 2006 20:52 UTC| M 5.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details