Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Piedra Parada, 0.5 km southeast of Piedra Parada, San Marcos, Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, January 8, 1956 at 07:11 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.802°N / 99.362°W↗ (Piedra Parada, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.802°S / 80.638°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of San Marcos (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WSW of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Tixtla de Guerrero (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SSW of Chilapa de Alvarez (Chilapa de Álvarez) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||20 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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