Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 8.6 km south of Puerto Angel, Mexico, on Saturday, December 29, 1917 at 22:50 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.592°N / 96.487°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.592°S / 83.513°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) S of Estacahuite (pop: 323) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) S of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SE of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) WSW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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