Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chinicuila, Michoacan, 53 km southeast of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Thursday, December 14, 1933 at 07:16 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chinicuila, Michoacan, 53 km southeast of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Thursday, December 14, 1933 at 07:16 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: Dec 14, 1933 07:16:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.643°N / 103.47°W (Chinicuila, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.643°S / 76.53°E
Nearest volcano: Colima (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NE of Aquila (Michoacán) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NE of La Placita de Morelos (Michoacán) (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Cerro de Ortega (Colima) (pop: 7,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) WSW of Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (Centro, Michoacán) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería, Colima) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SSE of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (Colima) (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Tepalcatepec (Michoacán) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Morelia (Michoacán) (pop: 597,500) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) W 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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6.330 kmMichoacan, MexicoUSGS
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