Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - La Ticla, 1.6 km east of El Duin, Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, April 26, 1968 at 17:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 30 km depth
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.462°N / 103.528°W (La Ticla, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.462°S / 76.472°E
Nearest volcano: Colima (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ENE of La Ticla (pop: 560) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Aquila (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSE of La Loma (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 7,310) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) SW of Matamoros (Centro, Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SE of Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SE of Armeria (Ciudad de Armería, Colima) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (Colima) (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) WSW of Morelia (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 597,500) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) WSW of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.1||30 km||Michoacan, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Aug 14, 1968 08:38|
53 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 5.6 km SW of Chocola, Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico||More|