Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Puerto Madero, 4.6 km east of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, December 14, 1935 at 22:05 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.712°N / 92.38°W↗ (Puerto Madero, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.712°S / 87.62°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) N of Playa Linda (pop: 457) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) W of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) S of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
889 km (552 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.3||35 km||Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 29 Dec 1936 13:59 UTC| M 6.4 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|139 km (86 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 269 km southwest of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, on Tuesday, December 29, 1936 at 13:59 (GMT)