Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - Nuevo Vicente Guerrero, 39 km southeast of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, September 23, 1902 at 20:18 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16°N / 93°W↗ (Nuevo Vicente Guerrero, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 16°S / 87°E↗
Nearest volcano: Mispia (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SSW of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 2,910) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NNE of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Chiapas (Chiapa de Corzo) (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) E of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSE of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Comitan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
753 km (468 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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