Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 139 km north of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Saturday, 15 December 1979 at 20:37 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 15 Dec 1979 20:37:18 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.036°N / 78.892°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) NW of La Tola (pop: 3,770) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) NW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) N of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) WNW of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) W of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) W of Palmira (pop: 248,000) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) N of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
562 km (349 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||33 km||south of Panama (Colombia)||USGS|
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