Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 34 km south of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Thursday, April 17, 1919 at 20:53 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.229°N / 91.715°W↗ (Retalhuleu, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.229°S / 88.285°E↗
Nearest volcano: Santo Tomas (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) ESE of Champerico (Retalhuleu) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Tiquisate (Escuintla) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) S of Nuevo San Carlos (Retalhuleu) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SW of San Pablo Jocopilas (Suchitepeque) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSW of Palmar (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Coatepec (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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