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Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 8.5 km north of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, August 26, 1959 at 08:25 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 8.5 km north of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, August 26, 1959 at 08:25 GMT Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 8.5 km north of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, August 26, 1959 at 08:25 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 31 km depth

Date & time: Aug 26, 1959 08:25:37 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.22°N / 94.416°W (Gulf of Mexico, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.22°S / 85.584°E
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNW of Allende (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NNE of Coatzacoalcos (pop: 236,000) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Fraccionamiento Ciudad Olmeca (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) N of Nanchital de Lazaro Cardenas del Rio (Nanchital) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WNW of Agua Dulce (pop: 36,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NW of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) NW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (319 mi) ESE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.431 kmoffshore Veracruz, MexicoUSGS
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