Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Offshore Baja California, Mexico, on Sunday, 17 October 1954 at 22:57 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Offshore Baja California, Mexico, on Sunday, 17 October 1954 at 22:57 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 17 Oct 1954 10:57:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.377°N / 116.923°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: San Quintin (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SW of Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (Maneadero, Baja California) (pop: 17,900)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Ensenada (Baja California) (pop: 256,600)
110 km (68 mi) S of Rosarito (Baja California) (pop: 66,000)
115 km (71 mi) S of Las Delicias (pop: 15,500)
125 km (78 mi) S of Tijuana (Baja California) (pop: 1,376,500)
135 km (84 mi) SW of Tecate (Baja California) (pop: 58,300)
322 km (200 mi) SE of Los Angeles (California, USA) (pop: 3,971,900)
2222 km (1381 mi) NW of Mexico City (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.415 kmoffshore Baja California, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Offshore Baja California, Mexico, 17 October 22:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (52 quakes):
  • 20 Feb 1955 15:12 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1955 01:56 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 1955 07:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1954 00:25 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1954 12:44 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1954 19:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 1954 07:33 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1954 01:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1954 14:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1954 18:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1954 13:50 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1954 19:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1954 14:06 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1954 08:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1954 15:46 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1954 11:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Offshore Baja California, Mexico, on Sunday, 17 October 1954 at 22:57 (GMT)
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