Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Guatemala on Thursday, October 21, 1954 at 06:51 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 66 km depth
Depth: 66.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.006°N / 90.403°W↗ (Guatemala)
Antipode: 14.006°S / 89.597°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Guazacapan (Guazacapán) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Barberena (pop: 30,500) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Amatitlan (pop: 71,800) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) S of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) WNW of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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