Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 79 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, January 24, 1959 at 19:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.324°N / 92.675°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.324°S / 87.325°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) SW of Barra de Cahuacan (Las Gaviotas) (pop: 243) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Coatepec (Guatemala) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
891 km (554 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||35 km||offshore Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 28 Apr 1959 11:09 UTC| M 6.5 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|47 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 9.3 km west of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, April 28, 1959 at 11:09 (GMT)