Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 75 km northwest of La Libertad, Ecuador, on 2012/11/12 20:56:45
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 13 Nov 2012 01:56:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2012/11/12 20:56:45
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.7891°S / 81.4127°W (South Pacific Ocean, Ecuador)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) NW of Salinas (pop: 43,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) NW of La Libertad (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NW of Santa Elena (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WSW of Jipijapa (pop: 35,900) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SW of Montecristi (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SW of Manta (pop: 183,200) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) W of Pedro Carbo (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SW of Portoviejo (pop: 170,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) WNW of Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Quito (pop: 1,399,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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