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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.468°N / 104.28°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.468°S / 75.72°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) SW of San Antonio (Valle Nuevo) (pop: 22) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SSW of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SW of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of El Colomo (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) WSW of Cerro de Ortega (pop: 7,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) S of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSE of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSW of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SSW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
552 km (343 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||15 km||offshore Colima, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 09 Apr 1933 03:58 UTC| M 6.4 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|108 km (67 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 117 km southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on Sunday, April 9, 1933 at 03:58 (GMT)