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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.016°N / 96.547°W↗ (Santa María Jalatengo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.016°S / 83.453°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of Juquilita (pop: 385) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NNW of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) S of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||30 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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