Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - San José Independencia, 54 km west of San Juan Bautista, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, August 28, 1973 at 09:50 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 84 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 84.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.267°N / 96.598°W↗ (San José Independencia, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.267°S / 83.402°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) WNW of Isla Soyaltepec (pop: 8,120) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of Tierra Blanca (Veracruz) (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of Tres Valles (Veracruz) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) WNW of Tuxtepec (pop: 101,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Cordoba (Veracruz) (pop: 140,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Orizaba (Veracruz) (pop: 120,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ESE of Tehuacan (Puebla) (pop: 248,700) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) N of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ESE of Puebla City (pop: 1,434,100) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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