Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Sunday, March 09, 2014 15:29:54

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 56 km west of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Sunday, March 09, 2014 15:29:54

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 12 km depth

9 Mar 20:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 22 minutes.
Date & time: 9 Mar 2014 20:29:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, March 09, 2014 15:29:54
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 11.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.6448°N / 79.2743°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Chachimbiro (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo, Ecuador) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNE of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
664 km (413 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.431 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ
M 5.612 km53km WSW of Tumaco, ColombiaUSGS

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England (200.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was in a hotel on the edge of the Pululahua crater, north of Quito when we felt shaking. As we are from UK and not used to earth tremors it took a while to realise what it was. Noticed the TV shaking and then water slopping about in a vase just as we thought the TV might fall off the shelf it abruptly stopped.
Tumaco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 10 Mar 2014 00:21 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INGEOMINAS | Details

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