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Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 61 km west of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, on Tuesday, February 14, 1956 at 18:33 GMT

Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 61 km west of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, on Tuesday, February 14, 1956 at 18:33 GMT Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 61 km west of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, on Tuesday, February 14, 1956 at 18:33 GMT

Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 6 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 14, 1956 18:33:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.4
Depth6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude31.02017°N / 115.48167°W (San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico)
Antipode31.02°S / 64.518°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSan Quintin (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities57 km (35 mi) ENE of Cuarteria los Grillos (pop: 68) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NE of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) W of San Felipe (San Felípe) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) NE of Lazaro Cardenas (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SE of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada (Maneadero) (pop: 23,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) SE of Ensenada (pop: 279,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) SSW of San Luis Rio Colorado (Sonora) (pop: 158,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) S of Mexicali (pop: 689,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) S of Santa Isabel (pop: 29,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
219 km (136 mi) SE of Tijuana (pop: 1,301,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.46 km129km SE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (95 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 3, 1956 04:27
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
18 km N of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 21, 1956 12:03
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
14 km N of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 21, 1956 11:58
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
19 km N of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 19, 1956 05:59
66 years ago
3.9

6 km
60 km S of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Jul 16, 1956 00:39
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
51 km NE of Lazaro Cardenas, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 13, 1956 19:02
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
89 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 12, 1956 04:36
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
67 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 12, 1956 04:36
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
19 km E of Arroyo de Leon (Ejido Kiliwas), MexicoMore
Jul 10, 1956 13:47
66 years ago
3.9

6 km
13 km E of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 8, 1956 22:35
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
50 km NW of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 4, 1956 21:41
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
33 km NW of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jun 24, 1956 03:54
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
69 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jun 20, 1956 20:15
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
36 km NE of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jun 7, 1956 03:50
66 years ago
3.9

6 km
42 km NW of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jun 3, 1956 13:39
66 years ago
3.7

6 km
32 km N of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 26, 1956 10:18
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
6.7 km W of Ingeniero Cuauhtémoc Cardenas Solorzano, MexicoMore
May 23, 1956 00:14
66 years ago
3.8

6 km
60 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 22, 1956 17:09
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
12 km SW of Llano Colorado, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 14, 1956 14:52
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
81 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 13, 1956 04:10
66 years ago
3.6

6 km
64 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 10, 1956 16:13
66 years ago
3.8

6 km
22 km NW of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 9, 1956 12:52
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
6 km SW of San José (La Calentura) [Viñedos Agricolas], MexicoMore
May 7, 1956 08:39
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
58 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
May 4, 1956 03:10
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
91 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 25, 1956 09:08
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
Ensenada Municipality, 63 km NW of San Felipe, MexicoMore
Apr 24, 1956 00:15
66 years ago
4.4

6 km
94 km E of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Apr 23, 1956 14:17
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
13 km SW of Llano Colorado, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 22, 1956 23:07
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
10.1 km S of Llano Colorado, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 1956 18:02
66 years ago
3.7

6 km
74 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 1956 06:00
66 years ago
3.9

6 km
14 km SW of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 12, 1956 00:30
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
38 km NW of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 4, 1956 14:59
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
4.7 km NW of Ingeniero Cuauhtémoc Cardenas Solorzano, MexicoMore
Apr 4, 1956 07:38
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
99 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 2, 1956 19:47
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
28 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 31, 1956 07:27
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
16 km E of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 19, 1956 00:14
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
90 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 17, 1956 01:27
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
95 km E of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Mar 17, 1956 00:34
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
68 km E of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Mar 16, 1956 10:52
66 years ago
4.4

6 km
55 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 16, 1956 10:34
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
60 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 16, 1956 10:33
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
61 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 15, 1956 23:05
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
87 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 1956 15:49
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
87 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 1956 08:29
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
68 km SE of Fraccionamiento del Valle, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 1956 07:25
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
86 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 1956 05:29
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
95 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 1956 02:29
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
81 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 1956 14:12
66 years ago
5.1

6 km
2.3 km S of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 9, 1956 04:25
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
10.3 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 9, 1956 00:33
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
59 km SE of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 1956 15:29
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
86 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 1956 23:52
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
65 km SE of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 1956 08:05
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
88 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 1956 20:27
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
84 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 1956 19:33
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
86 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 1956 18:23
66 years ago
5.0

6 km
89 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 1956 06:34
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
79 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 27, 1956 18:17
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
12 km S of San José (La Calentura) [Viñedos Agricolas], MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1956 08:18
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1956 05:49
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
97 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1956 22:34
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
10.7 km NE of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1956 19:52
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
88 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1956 08:08
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
64 km SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 24, 1956 16:59
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
5.9 km SW of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 24, 1956 14:04
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
5.8 km W of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 24, 1956 13:16
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
72 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 23, 1956 00:28
66 years ago
3.9

6 km
82 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 21, 1956 23:00
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
76 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 21, 1956 02:49
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
68 km S of Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota, MexicoMore
Feb 19, 1956 06:54
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 19, 1956 01:58
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 18, 1956 15:11
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 10:40
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
94 km E of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 09:25
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
86 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 06:25
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 03:57
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 01:13
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 16, 1956 08:12
66 years ago
5.1

6 km
3 km SE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 16, 1956 05:53
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
10.4 km NE of Arroyo de Leon (Ejido Kiliwas), MexicoMore
Feb 16, 1956 01:30
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
92 km E of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 18:54
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
70 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 09:31
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 08:35
66 years ago
5.1

6 km
70 km NW of San Felipe, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 07:07
66 years ago
5.2

6 km
65 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 07:04
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 06:43
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
Mexicali Municipality, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 06:00
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 02:40
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 02:28
66 years ago
5.3

6 km
22 km NW of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 01:20
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
13 km E of San José (La Calentura) [Viñedos Agricolas], MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 01:20
66 years ago
6.3

15 km
10 km W of Arroyo de Leon (Ejido Kiliwas), MexicoMore
Feb 14, 1956 22:07
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 14, 1956 18:41
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
81 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 14, 1956 18:40
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
60 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 14, 1956 18:39
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
65 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
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