Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 34km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Thursday, 9 February 1956 at 14:32 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 34km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Thursday, 9 February 1956 at 14:32 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: 9 Feb 1956 02:32:42 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.83217°N / 116.23083°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (21 mi) ENE of Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (Maneadero, Baja California) (pop: 17,900)
35 km (22 mi) E of Ensenada (Baja California) (pop: 256,600)
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Tecate (Baja California) (pop: 58,300)
92 km (57 mi) SE of Terrazas del Valle (Tijuana, Baja California) (pop: 20,400)
93 km (58 mi) SE of Las Delicias (pop: 15,500)
97 km (60 mi) SE of Rosarito (Baja California) (pop: 66,000)
104 km (65 mi) SE of Tijuana (Baja California) (pop: 1,301,000)
2196 km (1364 mi) NW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.86 km34km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake 34km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), 9 February 14:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (172 quakes):
  • 03 Aug 1956 04:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1956 16:34 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 1956 12:03 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jul 1956 11:58 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jul 1956 09:29 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jul 1956 05:59 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 1956 00:39 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1956 21:18 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1956 21:17 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    117 km (73 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 1956 19:02 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1956 04:36 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1956 04:36 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1956 18:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1956 13:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1956 08:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jul 1956 22:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 34km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Thursday, 9 February 1956 at 14:32 (GMT)

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