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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.872°N / 99.726°W↗ (Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.872°S / 80.274°E↗
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (249 km / 155 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SW of San Isidro Gallinero (El Gallinero) (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Kilometro 30 (Centro) (pop: 6,300) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) E of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) W of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Tixtla de Guerrero (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Chilapa de Alvarez (Chilapa de Álvarez) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||25 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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