Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 58 km southwest of La Gomera, Guatemala, on Saturday, April 15, 1950 at 14:51 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.618°N / 91.307°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.618°S / 88.693°E↗
Nearest volcano: Fuego (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) SSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SSE of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) S of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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