Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Técpan de Galeana, Guerrero, Mexico, on Wednesday, May 11, 1938 at 14:44 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.741°N / 101.161°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.741°S / 78.839°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) SSW of San Francisco (pop: 107) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SSW of san luis de la loma (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Nuxco (pop: 1,990) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SW of Técpan de Galeana (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Hacienda de Cabañas (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) S of Petatlan (Petatlán) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) W of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) SW 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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