Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 269 km southwest of Guatemala, Departamento de Guatemala, on Tuesday, December 29, 1936 at 13:59 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.509°N / 92.712°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.509°S / 87.288°E↗
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (76 mi) SW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) SW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SW of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of La Union (San Marcos) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SW of Ostuncalco (pop: 28,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) WSW of Guatemala (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||15 km||near the coast of Guatemala||USGS|
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