Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 1.3 km northwest of Santa Catarina Adéquez, Asuncion Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, May 24, 1959 at 19:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 65 km depth
Depth: 65.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.445°N / 97.154°W↗ (Asuncion Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.445°S / 82.846°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) E of Asuncion (Asunción Nochixtlán) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of San Francisco Telixtlahuaca (pop: 10,600) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NW of Santa Maria Azompa (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ENE of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NW of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ESE of Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (189 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||65 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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