Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 18 km southwest of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 17, 1957 at 18:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 55 km depth
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.445°N / 92.366°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.445°S / 87.634°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) SSW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Coatepec (Guatemala) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) S of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
908 km (564 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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