Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 152 km south of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Wednesday, February 4, 1970 at 05:08 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.518°N / 99.576°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.518°S / 80.424°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
131 km (81 mi) S of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido) (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) S of San Marcos (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SSE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSW of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) WSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SSE of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) SSE of Técpan de Galeana (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) S 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!) More info
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|6.4||10 km||off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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