Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Monday, 16 June 2014 at 06:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 53 km west of Tumaco, Narino, Colombia, on Monday, 16 June 2014 at 06:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Jun 06:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Jun 2014 06:39:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.7°N / 79.26°W (North Pacific Ocean, Colombia)
Nearest volcano: Chachimbiro (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Tumaco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas (San Lorenzo, Ecuador) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SW of Francisco Pizarro (pop: 6,110) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (pop: 165,200) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SW of El Charco (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) WNW of Pasto (pop: 382,200) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NNW of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cali (pop: 2,392,900) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) NNW of Puyo (Pastaza, Ecuador) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
660 km (410 mi) WSW of Santafe de Bogota (pop: 7,674,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 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 5.510 kmNear Coast of EcuadorGFZ

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Manta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lita (Ecuador, 130 km SE of epicenter) : This earthquake was jerkier than normal.. with house movement first in the east-west direction then shifted to north-south (reported through EMSC)
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