Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - 4.3 km south of Las Compuertas, Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Saturday, December 16, 1911 at 19:14 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.159°N / 99.994°W↗ (Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.159°S / 80.006°E↗
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) SSE of Las Compuertas (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Coyuca de Benitez (Coyuca de Benítez) (pop: 13,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NNW of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) E of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Técpan de Galeana (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SW of Tixtla de Guerrero (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Chilapa de Alvarez (Chilapa de Álvarez) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) SSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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