Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 65 km south of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, November 13, 1972 at 04:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.612°N / 95.036°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.612°S / 84.964°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) SE of Concepcion Bamba (pop: 312) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of San Mateo del Mar (pop: 5,730) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SSE of San Blas Atempa (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) S of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) S of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
607 km (377 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||15 km||offshore Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 11 Apr 1973 02:22 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|68 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Feb 1973 21:16 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|39 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details