Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 km south of La Gomera, Guatemala, on Thursday, August 6, 1942 at 23:37 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.862°N / 91.138°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.862°S / 88.862°E↗
Nearest volcano: Fuego (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) SSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1016 joules (6219 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.4 x 106 tons of TNT or 334.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.7||35 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 28 Jun 1944 07:58 UTC| M 7.0 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|196 km (122 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 95 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 28, 1944 at 07:58 (GMT)