Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 12 km southwest of Llano Grande, Santiago Tapextla, Mexico, on Sunday, January 2, 1938 at 22:27 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.215°N / 98.508°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.215°S / 81.492°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SW of Llano Grande (pop: 950) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) S of San Nicolas (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WSW of El Ciruelo (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSW of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) W of Corralero (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Juchitan (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) WSW of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) S of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) ESE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||25 km||offshore Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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