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

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

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: Nov 12, 1954 12:26:54 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.93433°N / 116.31267°W (Mexico)
Antipode: 31.934°S / 63.687°E
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) WNW of Fraccionamiento del Valle (pop: 1,050) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) ENE of Ensenada (pop: 279,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of Maneadero (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSE of Tecate (pop: 64,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SE of Terrazas del Valle (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Rosarito (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SE of La Joya (pop: 26,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SE of Porticos de San Antonio (Tijuana) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SE of Tijuana (pop: 1,301,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SW of Mexicali (pop: 689,800) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.16 km30km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 4, 1955 13:14
67 years ago
3.8

6 km
16 km SE of La Huerta, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 20, 1955 15:12
67 years ago
4.3

6 km
Ejido 18 de Marzo, 53 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 18, 1955 15:27
67 years ago
4.5

6 km
54km ENE of Ensenada, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Feb 7, 1955 07:52
67 years ago
3.6

0 km
13 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Dec 30, 1954 00:25
67 years ago
3.6

6 km
45 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Dec 21, 1954 12:44
67 years ago
3.8

6 km
41km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Dec 13, 1954 19:22
67 years ago
4.3

6 km
43 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Dec 11, 1954 07:33
67 years ago
4.3

6 km
Los Pinos, 26 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Dec 4, 1954 01:37
67 years ago
3.7

6 km
Rancho El Refugio, 37 km SE of Maneadero, MexicoMore
Nov 29, 1954 14:07
67 years ago
4.1

6 km
Pino, 47 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 28, 1954 18:50
67 years ago
3.8

6 km
48 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 27, 1954 19:38
67 years ago
4.1

6 km
Pino, 51 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 25, 1954 14:06
67 years ago
4.4

6 km
Pino, 54 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 25, 1954 08:23
67 years ago
3.9

6 km
29 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 25, 1954 03:57
67 years ago
3.7

6 km
19 km SE of La Huerta, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 17, 1954 15:46
67 years ago
3.9

6 km
29 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 17, 1954 11:55
67 years ago
4.7

6 km
17 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 14, 1954 23:05
67 years ago
4.1

6 km
Pino, 27 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 14, 1954 14:10
67 years ago
3.7

6 km
Ejido 18 de Marzo, 50 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 14, 1954 05:36
67 years ago
5.2

6 km
Rancho San Jacinto, 52 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 14, 1954 02:17
67 years ago
4.0

6 km
Pino, 45 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 14, 1954 00:57
67 years ago
4.6

6 km
Los Pinos, 25 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 13, 1954 16:23
67 years ago
4.3

6 km
50 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 23:51
67 years ago
3.9

6 km
46 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 23:38
67 years ago
3.9

6 km
25 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 22:21
67 years ago
4.4

6 km
51 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 20:19
67 years ago
4.6

6 km
28 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 17:24
67 years ago
4.5

6 km
26 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 15:48
67 years ago
4.6

6 km
33km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Nov 12, 1954 14:34
67 years ago
4.2

6 km
18 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 14:33
67 years ago
4.0

6 km
47 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 13:56
67 years ago
4.1

6 km
Santo Tomás, Baja California, 29 km E of Maneadero, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 13:16
67 years ago
4.8

6 km
Ejido 18 de Marzo, 48 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 13:16
67 years ago
4.4

6 km
Pino, 48 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 13:10
67 years ago
3.9

6 km
24 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 13:07
67 years ago
4.0

6 km
51 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 1954 12:34
67 years ago
4.7

6 km
27 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore

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