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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Monday, 13 November 1972

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Monday, 13 November 1972
Date & time: Monday, 13 November 1972 04:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.612°N / 95.036°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) SE of Concepción Bamba (pop: 300)
61 km (38 mi) SE of Zanjón y Garrapatero (pop: 300)
63 km (39 mi) SE of Rincón Bamba (pop: 900)
65 km (40 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
92 km (57 mi) S of Juchitán de Zaragoza (pop: 67,600)
607 km (377 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 13 Nov 04:43 UTCM 6.6 / 15 kmOffshore Oaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico, 13 Nov 1972 04:43

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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

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Monday, 13 November 1972
 

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