Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km south of Crucecita, Mexico, on Saturday, September 16, 1972 at 09:14 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 30 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.216°N / 96.327°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.216°S / 83.673°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) S of Barra de Cuatunalco (San Pedro Pochutla) (pop: 177) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSE of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) SW of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
555 km (345 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> 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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