Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 144 km south of Escuintla, Guatemala, on Thursday, January 24, 1929 at 20:36 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.02°N / 90.625°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.02°S / 89.375°E↗
Nearest volcano: Moyuta (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) S of Iztapa (pop: 4,020) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSE of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSW of Cuilapa (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Barberena (pop: 30,500) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) S of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) S of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) WSW of Sensuntepeque (El Salvador) (pop: 20,400) --> 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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|6.9||15 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 21 Mar 1929 02:37 UTC| M 6.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|43 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 61 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Thursday, March 21, 1929 at 02:37 (GMT)
- 10 Feb 1929 15:39 UTC| M 6.7 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|80 km (49 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Sunday, February 10, 1929 at 15:39 (GMT)