Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Guerrero, Mexico, on Tuesday, January 6, 1948 at 17:23 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.573°N / 98.748°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.573°S / 81.252°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) E of Marquelia (pop: 6,550) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Juchitan (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) E of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of San Luis Acatlan (pop: 8,280) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) ESE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) S of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||30 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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