Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Departamento de El Paraiso, 39 km north of Choluteca, Honduras, on Monday, March 28, 1921 at 07:49 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.635°N / 87.09°W↗ (Departamento de El Paraiso, Honduras)
Antipode: 13.635°S / 92.91°E↗
Nearest volcano: Montaña de Izopo (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) N of Orocuina (Choluteca) (pop: 1,660) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NW of San Marcos de Colon (Choluteca) (pop: 8,820) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNE of Choluteca (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Yuscaran (El Paraíso) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ENE of San Lorenzo (Valle) (pop: 22,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Tegucigalpa (Francisco Morazán) (pop: 850,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of El Paraiso (El Paraíso) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of Danli (El Paraíso) (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SE of La Paz (pop: 17,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NW of Esteli (Estelí, Nicaragua) (pop: 96,400) --> 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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