Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 150 km southwest of Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, May 2, 1970 at 02:06 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.499°N / 93.689°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.499°S / 86.311°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
118 km (74 mi) SW of La Palma (pop: 678) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) WSW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) S of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) WSW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) S of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SSW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
797 km (495 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|5.9||35 km||off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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