Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 24 km south of Concepcion, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala, on Saturday, July 27, 1940 at 13:32 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.988°N / 91.353°W↗ (Municipio de Nueva Concepcion, Departamento de Escuintla, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.988°S / 88.647°E↗
Nearest volcano: Atitlán (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Concepcion (Nueva Concepción, Escuintla) (pop: 11,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) S of Tiquisate (Escuintla) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WSW of La Gomera (Escuintla) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (Escuintla) (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of San Jose (Municipio de San José, Escuintla) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SW of Mixco (Guatemala) (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> 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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