Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 81 km southwest of La Plata Island, Ecuador, on Thursday, 12 May 2011 at 02:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 12 May 2011 02:36:01 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.745°S / 81.628°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) NW of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) WNW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) WSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) WSW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) W of Babahoyo (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NW of Machala (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||10 km||off the coast of Ecuador||USGS|
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