Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 85 km southwest of Santa Rosa de Lima, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 10, 1957 at 05:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.452°N / 98.089°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.452°S / 81.911°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) SSW of El Azufre (Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo) (pop: 524) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) S of Collantes (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Santa Rosa de Lima (pop: 2,200) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) S of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) WSW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSE of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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