Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 77 km southwest of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Mexico, on Thursday, March 21, 1957 at 08:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.232°N / 92.863°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.232°S / 87.137°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) SW of Playa Linda (pop: 457) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SW of Frontera Hidalgo (pop: 3,520) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
882 km (548 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||25 km||offshore Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 17 Apr 1957 18:09 UTC| M 5.9 |55 km (34.2 mi) depth|59 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details