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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.384°N / 90.756°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.384°S / 89.244°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) S of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SSE of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) S of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) S of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) S of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||35 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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