Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Ejido Nuevo, 1.6 km south of Ejido Nuevo, Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, May 11, 1962 at 14:11 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.96°N / 99.741°W↗ (Ejido Nuevo, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.96°S / 80.259°E↗
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SSW of Ejido Nuevo (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Xaltianguis (Centro) (pop: 6,970) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) NE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) W of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Tixtla de Guerrero (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSW of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Chilapa de Alvarez (Chilapa de Álvarez) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||25 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 30 Nov 1962 21:51 UTC| M 5.8 |45 km (28 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 19 May 1962 14:58 UTC| M 6.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 1.6 km southwest of San Isidro Gallinero (El Gallinero), Mexico, on Saturday, May 19, 1962 at 14:58 (GMT)