Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Tobalá, 33 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, January 15, 1931 at 01:50 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.037°N / 96.583°W↗ (Tobalá, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.037°S / 83.417°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Juquilita (pop: 385) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NW of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) S of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.6||35 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 16 Jan 1931 19:19 UTC| M 6.3 |30 km (18.6 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Santa María Jalatengo, 36 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Mexico, on Friday, January 16, 1931 at 19:19 (GMT)