Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Zihuapoloya, 0.8 km east of Bocachahue, Cuautepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, December 28, 1951 at 09:20 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes here | Quakes in Mexico | Guerrero | Mexico D.F.
Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 31 km depth
Depth: 30.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.716°N / 98.883°W↗ (Zihuapoloya, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.716°S / 81.117°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Coacoyulichan (pop: 1,520) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NE of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WSW of San Luis Acatlan (pop: 8,280) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) W of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) E of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) S of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|6.5||31 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Apr 2, 1952 18:34|
70 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 51 km S of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico||More|
|Jan 3, 1952 10:05|
70 years ago
|Buena Vista, 1.4 km NW of Buena Vista, San Luis Acatlan, Guerrero, Mexico||More|