Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 2.1 km southeast of Ramon Escobar Balboa, San Miguel Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, November 12, 1942 at 04:55 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 60 km depth
|Date & time||Nov 12, 1942 04:55:31 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||16.5°N / 94.152°W (San Miguel Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico)|
|Antipode||16.5°S / 85.848°E|
|Shaking intensity||Moderate shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||El Chichón (137 km / 85 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||8 km (5 mi) WNW of Nueva Tenochtitlan (Rizo de Oro) (Chiapas) (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
15 km (9 mi) NNE of San Pedro Tapanatepec (pop: 7,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NW of Arriaga (Chiapas) (pop: 24,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (31 mi) WSW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (Chiapas) (pop: 42,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) NW of Tonala (Tonalá, Chiapas) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) WSW of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan, Chiapas) (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) E of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Chiapas) (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) ESE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
619 km (385 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy|
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|6.1||60 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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