Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km south of Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, on Monday, October 23, 1950 at 23:38 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 65 km depth
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.073°N / 91.857°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.073°S / 88.143°E↗
Nearest volcano: Santo Tomas (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) SSE of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) S of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Santiago Atitlan (Santiago Atitlán) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of San Marcos (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) WSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW 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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|6.0||65 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 05 Nov 1950 16:35 UTC| M 5.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Oct 1950 00:52 UTC| M 6.0 |45 km (28 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 23 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, on Tuesday, October 24, 1950 at 00:52 (GMT)