Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ejido General Leandro Valle, 10 km west of Arroyo de Leon (Ejido Kiliwas), Mexico, on Wednesday, February 15, 1956 at 01:20 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ejido General Leandro Valle, 10 km west of Arroyo de Leon (Ejido Kiliwas), Mexico, on Wednesday, February 15, 1956 at 01:20 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: Feb 15, 1956 01:20:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.265°N / 115.753°W (Ejido General Leandro Valle, Baja California, Mexico)
Antipode: 31.265°S / 64.247°E
Nearest volcano: San Quintin (92 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) ENE of Ejido Benito Juarez (pop: 108) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Camalu (Camalú) (pop: 8,620) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) N of Lazaro Cardenas (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of San Felipe (San Felípe) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Maneadero (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SE of Ensenada (pop: 279,800) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) S of Mexicali (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) SSE of Tecate (pop: 64,800) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) SE of Tijuana (pop: 1,301,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.315 kmBaja California, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (108 quakes)

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

6 km
Ex-Hacienda Sinaloa, 18 km N of Camalu, MexicoMore
Jul 21, 1956 12:03
65 years ago
4.1

6 km
95km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Jul 21, 1956 11:58
65 years ago
4.1

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

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km S of Maneadero, MexicoMore
Jul 16, 1956 00:39
65 years ago
4.9

6 km
Campo del Oso, 51 km NE of Lazaro Cardenas, MexicoMore
Jul 13, 1956 19:02
65 years ago
4.1

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

6 km
La Ventana, 67 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, MexicoMore
Jul 12, 1956 04:36
65 years ago
4.1

6 km
Canoas, 19 km E of Arroyo de Leon (Ejido Kiliwas), MexicoMore
Jul 10, 1956 18:51
65 years ago
4.4

6 km
35 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jul 10, 1956 13:47
65 years ago
3.9

6 km
Cerro de la Trinidad, 13 km E of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Jul 10, 1956 08:47
65 years ago
4.0

6 km
16km E of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Jul 8, 1956 22:35
65 years ago
4.0

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 50 km NW of Camalu, MexicoMore
Jul 4, 1956 21:41
65 years ago
4.6

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 33 km NW of Camalu, MexicoMore
Jun 24, 1956 03:54
65 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 06:04
66 years ago
3.8

6 km
Los Pinos, 30 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jun 7, 1956 03:50
66 years ago
3.9

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km NW of Camalu, MexicoMore
Jun 3, 1956 13:39
66 years ago
3.7

6 km
32 km N of Camalu, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Jun 1, 1956 00:17
66 years ago
3.8

6 km
13km SE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
May 26, 1956 10:18
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
55km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
May 24, 1956 09:52
66 years ago
3.6

6 km
36km E of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
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
66km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
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
88km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
May 10, 1956 11:48
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
38km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
May 9, 1956 12:52
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
71km SE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
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 28, 1956 06:41
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
Agua Caliente, 25 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 Maneadero, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Apr 23, 1956 14:17
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
71km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Apr 22, 1956 23:07
66 years ago
4.1

6 km
73km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
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 15, 1956 02:01
66 years ago
3.8

6 km
44 km SW of Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota, MexicoMore
Apr 12, 1956 20:07
66 years ago
3.7

6 km
Ojos Negros, 33 km E of Ensenada, 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
56km SE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
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
Juárez, 28 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Mar 31, 1956 07:27
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
Ejido Francisco R. Serrano, 16 km E of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Mar 19, 1956 00:14
66 years ago
4.0

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

6 km
95 km E of Maneadero, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 17, 1956 00:34
66 years ago
4.2

6 km
Tentuche, 68 km E of Maneadero, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 16, 1956 16:29
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
Pino, 28 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Mar 16, 1956 10:52
66 years ago
4.4

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

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

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

6 km
La Esperanza, 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
88km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
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 Maneadero, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 9, 1956 00:32
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
30 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Mar 7, 1956 15:29
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
86 km SE of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 1956 13:36
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
2.9 km N of La Huerta, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 1956 07:24
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
23 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), MexicoMore
Mar 5, 1956 23:52
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
Agua Amarga, 65 km SE of Maneadero, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 1956 23:49
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
48 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, 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
Ensenada Municipality, 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
El Papalote Mocho, 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
Mar 2, 1956 14:53
66 years ago
4.0

6 km
San Salvador, 54 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 1956 02:52
66 years ago
4.6

6 km
52 km E of Ensenada, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 29, 1956 09:01
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
Pino, 29 km E of Benito Garcia (El Zorrillo), 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
103km SSE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Feb 25, 1956 19:52
66 years ago
4.3

6 km
Juárez, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1956 08:08
66 years ago
4.9

6 km
55km SSW of Alberto Oviedo Mota, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Feb 24, 1956 20:22
66 years ago
4.7

6 km
21km ENE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Feb 24, 1956 16:59
66 years ago
4.8

6 km
Los Compadres, 5.9 km SW of Rancho Dolores, 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
Agua Amarga, 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
Tres Picos, 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
San Simón, 94 km E of Maneadero, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 09:25
66 years ago
4.8

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

6 km
Juárez, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 1956 03:57
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
Juárez, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, 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
90km ESE of Maneadero, B.C., MX (Mexico)More
Feb 16, 1956 05:53
66 years ago
4.9

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

6 km
San Simón, 92 km E of Maneadero, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 18:54
66 years ago
4.9

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

6 km
Juárez, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 08:35
66 years ago
5.1

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

6 km
Tres Picos, 65 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, 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
Juárez, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, MexicoMore
Feb 15, 1956 02:40
66 years ago
4.5

6 km
Juárez, 24 km NE of Rancho Dolores, 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
San Isidoro, 13 km E of San José (La Calentura) [Viñedos Agricolas], MexicoMore
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