Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Puerto de la Gallina, 1.1 km west of Puerto de la Galera (La Galera), Mexico, on Tuesday, July 2, 1968 at 03:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 58 km depth
Depth: 57.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.515°N / 100.273°W↗ (Puerto de la Gallina, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.515°S / 79.727°E↗
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Tepetixtla (pop: 3,640) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNE of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SW of Tlacotepec (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NE of Técpan de Galeana (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) W of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNW of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) S of Arcelia (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Tixtla de Guerrero (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SSW of Mexico City (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!) More info
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|6.4||58 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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