Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Retalhuleu, Departamento de Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Tuesday, December 5, 1939 at 08:30 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.453°N / 91.886°W↗ (Retalhuleu, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.453°S / 88.114°E↗
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) N of Champerico (Retalhuleu) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SW of Nuevo San Carlos (Retalhuleu) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) S of Coatepec (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) SSW of Colomba (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Palmar (Quetzaltenango) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) WSW of San Pablo Jocopilas (Suchitepeque) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (San Marcos) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) W of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) W of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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