Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 86 km northwest of El Charco, Narino, Colombia, on Monday, 17 December 1979 at 06:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 17 Dec 1979 06:10:48 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.884°N / 78.764°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Azufral (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) NW of La Tola (pop: 3,770) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WNW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) N of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WNW of Iscuandé (pop: 4,880) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) N of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) WSW of Buenaventura (pop: 240,400) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
554 km (344 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.7||33 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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