Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 3.8 km west of Varaloso, Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares, Michoacan, Mexico, on Tuesday, April 15, 1941 at 19:09 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.69°N / 102.994°W↗ (Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.69°S / 77.006°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Dos Aguas (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 708) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) ESE of Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (Centro, Michoacán) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) WSW of Aguililla (Michoacán) (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SSW of Tepalcatepec (Michoacán) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Felipe Carrillo Puerto (Michoacán) (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Apatzingan de la Constitucion (Michoacán) (pop: 99,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SE of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) WSW of Morelia (Michoacán) (pop: 597,500) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.6||30 km||Michoacan, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 22 Feb 1943 09:20 UTC| M 7.4 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|213 km (132 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 23 km southeast of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, on Monday, February 22, 1943 at 09:20 (GMT)