Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 66km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Thursday, 9 February 1956 at 15:24 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 66km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Thursday, 9 February 1956 at 15:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 6 km depth

Date & time: 9 Feb 1956 03:24:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.51717°N / 115.915°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Benito García (El Zorrillo) (Cañon Buenavista, Baja California) (pop: 6,600)
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Ensenada (Baja California) (pop: 256,600)
76 km (47 mi) N of Camalú (Baja California) (pop: 7,430)
88 km (55 mi) N of Vicente Guerrero (Baja California) (pop: 12,800)
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Tecate (Baja California) (pop: 58,300)
150 km (93 mi) SW of San Luis Río Colorado (Sonora) (pop: 139,300)
150 km (93 mi) SE of Tijuana (Baja California) (pop: 1,301,000)
2151 km (1337 mi) NW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.26 km66km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake 66km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), 9 February 15:24 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (130 quakes):
  • 13 Jul 1956 19:02 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jul 1956 04:36 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1956 18:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1956 13:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1956 08:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 1956 03:54 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jun 1956 20:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jun 1956 06:04 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jun 1956 13:39 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 1956 10:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1956 09:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 1956 00:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 1956 17:09 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1956 14:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1956 04:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1956 11:48 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 66km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Thursday, 9 February 1956 at 15:24 (GMT)
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