Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 225 km southwest of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, on Tuesday, November 17, 1953 at 13:29 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.486°N / 92.228°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.486°S / 87.772°E↗
Nearest volcano: Santo Tomas (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SW of Tiquisate (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSW of Nuevo San Carlos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SSW of Coatepec (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WSW of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SW of San Pablo Jocopilas (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||25 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 11 Mar 1954 10:30 UTC| M 5.9 |60 km (37.3 mi) depth|139 km (87 mi) distance| USGS | Details