Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 31 km southwest of San Jose, Guatemala, on Sunday, August 28, 1955 at 20:13 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 44.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.671°N / 90.94°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.671°S / 89.06°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pueblo Nuevo Viñas (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SSW of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Palin (Palín) (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Barberena (pop: 30,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Amatitlan (pop: 71,800) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Cuilapa (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||45 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 Sep 1955 12:36 UTC| M 6.4 |44.1 km (27.4 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Saturday, September 3, 1955 at 12:36 (GMT)