Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 30km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Friday, 12 November 1954 at 12:26 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 30km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Friday, 12 November 1954 at 12:26 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: 12 Nov 1954 12:26:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.93433°N / 116.31267°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) ENE of Ensenada (Baja California) (pop: 279,800)
34 km (21 mi) NE of Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (Maneadero, Baja California) (pop: 17,900)
76 km (47 mi) SSE of Tecate (Baja California) (pop: 64,800)
79 km (49 mi) SE of Las Delicias (pop: 15,500)
84 km (52 mi) SE of Rosarito (Baja California) (pop: 65,300)
91 km (56 mi) SE of Tijuana (Baja California) (pop: 1,301,000)
297 km (184 mi) SE of Los Angeles (USA) (pop: 3,971,900)
2209 km (1372 mi) NW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.16 km30km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake 30km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico), 12 November 12:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes):
  • 04 May 1955 13:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 1955 15:12 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 1955 15:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 1955 07:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Dec 1954 00:25 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1954 12:44 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Dec 1954 19:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 1954 07:33 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Dec 1954 01:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1954 14:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1954 18:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Nov 1954 19:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1954 14:06 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1954 08:23 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1954 03:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1954 15:46 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 30km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Friday, 12 November 1954 at 12:26 (GMT)
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