Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km south of San Jose, Guatemala, on Saturday, September 3, 1955 at 12:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 44 km depth
Depth: 44.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.716°N / 90.857°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.716°S / 89.143°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pueblo Nuevo Viñas (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) S of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSE of La Gomera (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa (pop: 62,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSW of Amatitlan (pop: 71,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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