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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.695°N / 90.868°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.695°S / 89.132°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pueblo Nuevo Viñas (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) S of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Amatitlan (pop: 71,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||30 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Mar 1929 02:37 UTC| M 6.4 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|37 km (23 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)