Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 13 km southwest of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Monday, July 25, 1932 at 09:12 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.816°N / 103.946°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.816°S / 76.054°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Cofradia de Morelos (pop: 2,340) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) S of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) WNW of Cerro de Ortega (pop: 7,600) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SE of El Colomo (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SE of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (317 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||20 km||offshore Colima, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 07 Dec 1932 16:22 UTC| M 6.6 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|52 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km southwest of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Wednesday, December 7, 1932 at 16:22 (GMT)