Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 85 km northwest of El Charco, Narino, Colombia, on Wednesday, 26 December 1979 at 05:50 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 26 Dec 1979 05:50:59 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.868°N / 78.767°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Azufral (233 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (51 mi) NW of La Tola (pop: 3,770) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WNW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) N of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) WNW of Iscuandé (pop: 4,880) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) N of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) W of Popayan (pop: 258,700) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) NW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) N of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
555 km (345 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.0||33 km||near the west coast of Colombia||USGS|
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