Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 253 km southwest of Guatemala City, Departamento de Guatemala, on Friday, August 20, 1971 at 21:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 28 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 27.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.292°N / 92.404°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.292°S / 87.596°E↗
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
123 km (77 mi) SSW of Champerico (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SSW of Retalhuleu (pop: 36,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SW of Mazatenango (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 103,200) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SSW of Totonicapan (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Chimaltenango (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SW of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) SSW of Huehuetenango (pop: 79,400) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||28 km||near the coast of Guatemala||USGS|
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